In the Footsteps of Bagira: ethnicity, archaeology, and ‘Iron I ethnic Israel’

This article has two aims. The first is to show that the search for ethnicity in archaeology is dependent on the way ethnicity is defined and on written sources. The second is to review studies of Iron Age I ‘ethnic Israel’. There is an ongoing, heated debate between ‘maximalists’ and ‘minimalists’,...

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Published in:Approaching religion
Main Author: Ḳlẹter, Raz 1960-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2014]
In:Approaching religion
Year: 2014, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 2-15
Further subjects:B Middle East
B Ancient Israelites
B Archaeology
B Ethnicity
B Israel - History
B Iron Age - Palestine
B Ethnoarchaeology
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Summary:This article has two aims. The first is to show that the search for ethnicity in archaeology is dependent on the way ethnicity is defined and on written sources. The second is to review studies of Iron Age I ‘ethnic Israel’. There is an ongoing, heated debate between ‘maximalists’ and ‘minimalists’, trying to prove or refute such identity. Which side in this debate is right?
ISSN:1799-3121
Contains:Enthalten in: Approaching religion