By Dr. Johnson C. Philip
Whereas you can actually detect archeological artifacts, reading them isn't really consistently that straightforward. additionally, artifacts desire a lot historic historical past to interpret them. hence written fabric is of serious significance in archeology.
This quantity deals a decide on examine the various vital inscriptions that experience a bearing upon biblical archeology. a number of vital discoveries were left during this quantity as they are going to be coated intimately within the following few volumes.
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The city was reassigned afterwards to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:43), but came again into the full possession of the Philistines. It was the last place to which the Philistines carried the ark before they sent it back to Israel (1 Samuel 5:10; 6:1-8). There was here a noted sanctuary of Baal. The Baal who was worshipped was called Baal Zebul, which some scholars connect with Beelzebub, known from the Hebrew Bible: (2 Kings 1:2): “Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber at Samaria and was injured.
Ekron Inscription The city of Ekron (Hebrew: עֶקְרוֹן ʿeqrōn, also transliterated Accaron) was one of the five cities of the famed Philistine ‘pentapolis,’ located in southwestern Canaan. The Ekron Inscription During the Iron Age, Ekron was a border city on the frontier contested between Philistia and the kingdom of Judah. Located at a site now known as Tel Mikne (or Tel Miqne), its identification with the Biblical city was possible due to its presence in the small Palestinian village of Akir, whose name is thought to be derived from the ancient name.
Another issue with regard to spelling is the term musri, which is Akkadian for "march". Tadmor says that the actual Musri people had been conquered by the Assyrians in the 11th century BC, and thus believes that this reference to Musri must be "Egypt", although some scholars dispute this. Another major error in the text is the assertion that Assyria fought "twelve kings". Casual readers will note that the Monolith in fact lists eleven, but some scholars have attempted to explain that there really is a missing king, stemming from the description of "Ba’sa the man of Bit-Ruhubi, the Ammonite".
Biblical Archeology: Important Inscriptions by Dr. Johnson C. Philip