He sent rich caravans including slaves and prisoners

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He sent rich caravans (including slaves and prisoners) ot the pharaoh e. He was of the royal dynasty. 2. A town called Bit-Lahmi (=Bethlehem) is said to belong to Jerusalem 3. Through Lb Jerusalem may not have been a great, fortified city, it was nevertheless a city whose ruler governed at least a portion of the Judean hill country 4. The paucity of archaological evidence for LB Jerusalem can be explained as the result of Jerusalem’s subsequent history: continuity of settlement, frequent destruction, and later rebuilding... often used stones and structures from earlier periods. Jane Cahill’s argument 1. Artifactual evidence for LB Jerusalem is more than Steiner admits 2. Absence of LB city wall ofr Jerusalem is not surprising 3. The SSS and the terrace system are one architectural unit from about 1200 bce. (beginning of Iron I). it probably supported an amninistrative-religious complex on top 4. Early Iron II Jerusalem = a vibrant city with gov. buildings and residential houses. Note: a. Part of SSS was removed and new residential houses were built on top of it b. City’s administrative-religious center was probably relocated to the north of the Iron I city 5. MB architectural remains at Jerusalem continued in use until the 8 th century a. Channel II - Water channel b. Warren Shaft’s system c. The MB city wall
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1. In all 4 excavations, there was pottery remains found. Steiner misrepresented amount of remains. 2. Some pottery remains dates are in question. Common idea: Jeru is big thriving city. King david conquered it, took it over. Steiner goes straight into archaology, then into what texts say. LB no trace of wall, gate, nothing! One building and collared-rim jar inside the building. Terrace outside building. That’s it. No signs of village, much less a city. Stepped-stone structure. Big find. Casement wall connected to stepstone. Maybe not quite to the extreme to which the Bible says it is. Solomon’s Royal Cities 9-29 A. Report in 1 kings 9:15-19 a. Solomon built v. 15 a.i. Hazor (tell el-quedah) a.ii. Megiddo (tell le-mutesellim) a.iii. Gezer (tell el-Jezer) b. Solomon built v. 19 b.i. Storage cities b.ii. Chariot cities b.iii. Cavalry cities c. Do v. 15 and 19 overlap? B. Archeological search for Solomon’s royal cities a. Macalister’s excavations at Gezer (1902-5, 1907,9) a.i. Found 2 square towers with fine, expensive ashlar stones, inserted into the city wall. Mac says they’re Solomonic. Why? a.ii. Schumacher’s excavation of buildings at Megiddo, with similar ashlar stones. Assumed to be Solomonic because a.ii.1. Ashlars typical of royal construction
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a.ii.2. 1 kings 9:15 says Solomon built Megiddo. a.iii. If Megiddo buildings were Solomonic, so too the towers at Gezer b. Mediggo I – 1939 b.i. A report on the University of Chicago’s excavations at Megiddo in 1925- 1934.
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