Feb 8, 2016


Excavation of Neolithic site Ashkelon. PD


Liberty Excavation Reports Requirements

INDEX of Sites

Here is the official site for Ashkelon - LINK. The four volumes of the dig reports are available as PDF at their website LINK. There is an authoritative bibliography at the official Ashkelon website LINK. Remember to provide the historical background of the site (including history of previous archaeological excavations, if any), objectives of the current excavation, progress at the site, and significance of discoveries to biblical study. Make sure to choose a good encyclopedia, journal articles, and books that specialize in the subject. This will give you a cross–section of material.
  • Ben Zion, Ilan. First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy. The Times of Israel  July 10, 2016. 
  • Garfinkel,Yosef, D. Dag, B. Hesse, P. Wapnish, D. Rookis, G. Hartman, D. E. Bar–Yosef and O. Lernau. Neolithic Ashkelon: Meat Processing and Early Pastoralism on the Mediterranean Coast,” Eurasian Prehistory 3 ( 2005): 43–72.
  • Garfinkel,Yosef and D. Dag. Neolithic Ashkelon,” Qedem 47. Jerusalem: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, 2008.
  • Garstang, J. 1921. “The Fund’s Excavation at Askalon.” PEFS 12–16, 73–75, 162–69.
  • Garstang, J. 1922. “The Excavations at Askalon.” PEFS 112–19.
  • Garstang, J. 1924. “Askalon.” PEFS 24–35.
  • Gore, Rick. Ancient Ashkelon,” National Geographic Magazine 199/1(2001): 66–90. LINK
  • Golan, Arnon. Jewish Settlement of Former Arab Towns and their Incorporation into the Israeli Urban System (1948–1950),” Israel Affairs 9 (2003): 149–164. LINK
  • Hoffman, Tracy. Excavating Ashkelon in 2014,” Bible History Daily. 2014. LINK
  • Phythian-Adams, W. J. 1921. “History of Askalon.” PEFS 76–90.
  • Sauter, Megan. First-Ever Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon: Discovery brings us face to face with the Israelites’ archenemy.” Bible History Daily: Biblical Archaeology Society, July 10, 2016. LINK
  • Stager, Lawrence E. Ashkelon and the Archaeology of Destruction,” In Eretz Israel 25 [Joseph Aviram Volume]. Ed. A. Biran, et al., 61–74. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1996.
  • Stager, Lawrence E.  Ashkelon Discovered: From Canaanites and Philistines to Romans and Moslems. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1991.
  • Stager, Lawrence E. and Esse, D. 1987. “Notes and News: Ashkelon, 1985–86.” IEJ 37: 68–72.
  • Stager, Lawrence E.  When Canaanites and Philistines Ruled Ashkelon,” Biblical Archaeology Review 17 No. 2 (Mar/Apr 1991): 24–43. LOOKUP  or LINK.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

The list of abbreviations can be found here. LINK
  • Avi-Yonah, M., and Y. Eph’al., 1975. “Ashkelon,” EAEHL, 1:121–30.
  • Crawford, T. G., 1984. “Ashkelon,” MDB, 69.
  • DeVries, L. F., 2006. “Ashkelon,” CBW, 144–9.
  • Esse, Douglas L., 1992. “Ashkelon,” ABD, 1:487–90.
  • Knight, G. W., 2003. “Ashkelon,” HolBD, 112.
  • Negev, Avraham. “Ashkelon (Tel); Ascalon.” In Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. 3rd ed. Edited by  Avraham Negev and Shimon Gibson. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 2001, 56-59.
  • Pfeiffer, Charles F., ed. "Ashkelon,” pages 98–100 in Wycliffe Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2000.
  • Schloen, David. "Ashkelon,” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. Ed. E. Meyers, vol. 1, 220–223. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Prewitt, J. F., 1995 “Ashkelon,” ISBE2, 1:318–19.
  • Reid, S. B., 1996. “Ashkelon,” HBD, 75.
  • Schloen, D., 1997. “Ashkelon,” OEANE, 1:220–23.
  • Stager, Lawrence E. Ashkelon,” New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations In the Holy Land. Ed. E. Stern, vol. 1, 103–112. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1993.
  • Stinespring, W. F., 1984. “Ashkelon,” IDB, 1:252–54.
  • White Jr.., W. Ashkelon,”  Page 336 in Vol. 1 of Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Vols. 1–5. Edited by Tenney, Merrill C., and Mois├ęs Silva. Revised, Full–Color ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2009. 

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