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H 290 x W 205 mm

404 pages

260 figures, 78 tables and 40 plates (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Hardback: 9781803272115

Digital: 9781803272122

DOI 10.32028/9781803272115

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The Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir: 1995–2001 and 2009–2016

Volume 2: The Late Hellenistic, Early Roman, and Byzantine Periods

Edited by Scott Stripling, Mark A. Hassler

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Khirbet el-Maqatir lies 16 km north of Jerusalem. The Associates for Biblical Research excavated 14 summer seasons and 5 winter seasons between 1995 and 2016. Volume 2 reports on the remains of a Late Hellenistic/Early Roman village, and a Byzantine ecclesiastical complex.



Preface ;
Geography and Topography ;

I. Stratigraphy and Architecture ;
1. Stratigraphy and Occupational History – Scott Stripling ;
2. Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Architecture – Brian N. Peterson ;
3. Monumental Tower and Fortification System – Mark A. Hassler ;
4. Subterranean Features – Scott Stripling with a contribution by Dvir Raviv ;
5. Byzantine Ecclesiastical Complex – Leen Ritmeyer and Scott Stripling ;

II. Small Finds ;
6. The Numismatic Finds from Khirbet el-Maqatir – Yoav Farhi with an appendix by Kevin W. Larsen ;
7. Ceramic Vessels – Peretz Reuven ;
8. Early Roman Limestone Vessels – Shimon Gibson ;
9. Glass Vessels – Abigail Leavitt and Scott Stripling ;
10. Inscriptions – Matthew D. Glassman ;
11. Jewelry and Personal Accessories – Frankie Snyder, Suzanne Lattimer, and Scott Stripling ;
12. Militaria – Katherine A. Streckert and Boyd V. Seevers ;
13. General Objects – Abigail Leavitt and Scott Stripling, with Frankie Snyder ;
14. Fauna – Abra Spiciarich, Scott Stripling, and Lidar Sapir-Hen ;

Conclusion ;
Appendix: Lists of Walls and Loci

About the Author

Scott Stripling, provost and director of the Archaeology Institute at The Bible Seminary, is the director of excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research at ancient Shiloh (2017 to present). He previously directed the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir (2014–2016). He serves as president of the Near East Archaeological Society.

Mark A. Hassler is professor of Old Testament and director of the master of theology program at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He serves as field archaeologist for the Shiloh excavations and previously worked as a supervisor at the Khirbet el-Maqatir excavations. He is vice president of the Near East Archaeological Society.