Feb 8, 2016


The House of Pillars at Hazor (Tel el-Qedah). PD.

Hazor (Tel el-Qedah)

Liberty Excavation Reports Requirements

INDEX of Sites

Hazor (Tell el–Qedah) is a large site so you may need to narrow your survey a bit. The dig director is Amnon Ben–Tor a Jewish maximalist. Be sure to look at the newly discovered piece of the Hammurabi law code (2010) and consider the debate and evidence for Hazor's destruction during Joshua's time. Also, examine the significance of the site for biblical studies. 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 broad cross–section of material.
Hazor Excavation Reports can be found at The Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin LINK
  • The Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2013. LINK
  • Tel Hazor,” Archaeological Institute of America. 2009. LINK.
  • Ben-Ami, Doron. Hazor At The Beginning Of The Iron Age,” Near Eastern Archaeology 76,
    no. 2 (2013): 101-104.
  • Ben-Ami, Doron. “Mysterious Standing Stones: What Do These Ubiquitous Things Mean?” BAR 32/2 (2006): 38-45.
  • Ben–Tor, Amnon. The Sad Fate of Statues and the Mutilated Statues of Hazor,” In Confronting the Past: Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever, edited by Seymour Gitin, J. Edward Wright, and J. P. Dessel, 3–16. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2006. Look Inside
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon. “Hazor 2006,” 2006. Israel Exploration Journal 56, no. 2 (2006): 216-220.
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon. “Hazor 2005,” Israel Exploration Journal 55, no. 2 (2005): 209-216.
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon. “Hazor 2004,” Israel Exploration Journal 54, no. 2 (2004): 230-235.
  • Ben–Tor, Amnon. Hazor and the Chronology of Northern Israel: A Reply to Israel Finkelstein,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 317 (2000): 9–16. ProQUST
  • Ben-Tar, Amnon. The Renewed Hazor Excavations,” Near Eastern Archaeology 76, no. 2
    (2013): 66-67.
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon, Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City. Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society, 2016.
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon and Sharon Zuckerman.  “Hazor, 2007,” Israel Exploration Journal 57, no. 2 (2007): 211-215.
  • Ben-Tor, Amnon and Sharon Zuckerman. 2008 “Hazor, 2008,Israel Exploration Journal 58, no. 2 (2008): 230-234.
  • Ebeling, Jennie. The Bible And Interpretation - Tel Hazor Excavations: Highlights From Recent Seasons,” The Bible and Interpretation, 2010. LINK
  • Finkelstein, Israel. Hazor and the North in the Iron Age: A Low Chronology Perspective,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 314 (May 1999): 55–70. ProQUST
  • Franz, Gordon. “LB Palace, Here We Come!”: Reflections on the 2010 Season at Hazor. Associates for Biblical Research, 2010. LINK
  • Graves, David E. Hazor,” Biblical Archaeology Vol. 1: An Introduction with Recent Discoveries That Support the Reliability of the Bible (Moncton, N.B.: Electronic Christian Media, 2014), 156–67. Google Look Inside
  • Mazar, Amihai. The Fall of Canaanite Hazor–The 'Who’ and 'When’ Questions,” In Mediterranean Peoples in Transition, 13th to 10th Centuries BC, edited by Sterne Mazara, A. Gitin, and Amihai Mazar, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998. 456–67. Order through ILL.
  • Petrovich, Doug. The Dating of Hazor’s Destruction in Joshua 11 Via Biblical, Archaeological, and Epigraphical Evidence,” Associate for Biblical Research, January 6, 2011. Website.
  • Rabinovich, Abraham, and Neil Asher Silberman. The Burning of Hazor,” Archaeology 51, no. 3 (May/June 1998): 50–55. JSTOR.
  • Segal, J. B. Hazor I: An Account of the First Season of Excavations, 1955. By Yigael Yadin, Yohanan Aharoni, Ruth Amiran, Trude Dothan, Immanuel Dunayevsky, Jean Perrot. (The James A. de Rothschild Expedition at Hazor). Jerusalem: Magnes Press, the Hebrew University, [1958],” Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of London 23, no. 01 (1960).
  • Shtull–Trauring, Asaf. 'Hammurabi–like’ Cuneiform Discovered at Tel Hazor,” Haaretz, July 27, 2010. LINK.
  • Weinberger, Ram, Amihai Sneh, and Eyal Shalev. The Fault beneath their Feet: How the Israelites Found Water Inside Hazor,” Biblical Archaeology Review Sept/Oct 2010): 65–67. LOOKUP or PDF 
  • Weinberger, Ram, Amihai Sneh, and Eyal Shalev. Hydrogeological insights in antiquity as indicated by Canaanite and Israelite water systems,” Journal of Archaeological Science 35, no. 11 (November 2008): 3035–3042. PDF
  • Yadin, Yigael. The Fourth Season of Excavations at Hazor,” The Biblical Archaeologist 22, No. 1, (Feb., 1959): 1–20. JSTOR
  • Yadin, Yigael. Hazor: The Rediscovery of a Great Citadel of the Bible. New York, N.Y.: Random House, 1975.
  • Zuckerman, Sharon. Hazor In The Early Bronze Age,” Near Eastern Archaeology 76, no. 2
    (2013): 68-73.
  • Zuckerman, Sharon. “The Lower City of Hazor,” IEJ 58, no. 2 (2008): 234-236.
  • Zuckerman, Sharon. “Where is the Hazor Archive Buried?” BAR 32/2 (2006): 28-37

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

The list of abbreviations can be found here. LINK
  • Avi–Yonah, Michael, and Ephraim Stern, eds. Hazor,” in Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. 4 vols. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1978. 
  • Coker, W. B. Hazor,” in Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Vols. 1–5. Revised, Full–Color ed. Tenney, Merrill C., and Moisés Silva, eds. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Freedman, David Noel, Gary A. Herion, David F. Graf, and John David Pleins, eds. Hazor,” in The Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. New York, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1992. You will find a lot of good factual material on Hazor. Some of the conclusions are from a minimalist perspective but the facts are good.
  • Negev, Avraham, and Shimon Gibson, eds. Hazor (a–d) (Tel),”  page 220–223 in Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New rev., and updated. 1 vols. New York, N.Y.: Continuum International, 2001.
  • Pfeiffer, Charles F., ed. Hazor,” pages 28386 in Wycliffe Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2000.
  • Pfeiffer, Charles F, Howard Frederic Vos, and John Rea, eds. Hazor,” in The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia. Chicago, Ill.: Moody, 2005.

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