Monday, June 11, 2018

What Has Been Found at Tel Shiloh Recently?

From Week Two of Dr. Scott Stripling's excavations:

an intact Iron Age saucer oil lamp

a mendable bag jar from the Roman era

a bronze arrow head

a decorative ceramic pomegranate

hundreds of sherds related to several Middle Bronze Age storage jars and pitho

a number of small kitchen vessels such as grinding stones

sling stones

multiple rows of a MB III wall

the remnants of two MBII storage jars

a scarab (this is now the third scarab found to date)

a fully intact glacis/rampart to the city in Square AG27 as well as the remnants of the fallen mud brick wall just east of Smith’s square. A number of MB pottery sherds embedded in the glacis helped date the wall to that period.

30 coins, which included 10 coins from the Danish/Finkelstein dump. Our grand total for two weeks is 53. Other metal finds include a bronze chisel, a sword or dagger point, an iron ring, and an assortment of sandal tacks.

the wet sifting work yielded a number of small finds such as Roman glass, beads, and stone vessel fragments



Mr. Cohen said...

Please read my most recent blog post,
which is than one day old:

Who are the Palestinians?

Justme said...

I read Mr. Cohen's blog. I think he and his quoted writer miss the mark when the article asks who are the Palestinians and then asks questions concerning whether there ever was a Palestinian nation state called Palestine. Even though the Palestinians never had a nation state of their own, it does not mean that now or before Palestinians did not self determine as a people. Before King Saul, King David and King Solomon there was a Jewish people even if there was not a Jewish National state before then.

Prior to 1967 Arab Nationalism in what was Mandate Palestine did not result in the determination of Arab people living in the West Bank and Gaza as a Palestinian people. Arab nationalism was more of an attachment to Syria or the wider Arab world than to a separate Palestinian people.

Following 1967 with the defeat of the Arab armies in the Six Days War the Arab people in the West Bank and Gaza eventually determined that they were a separate people. They have a strong attachment to the land and believe as strongly as the Jewish people in their right to live on the land.

The problem I have found with Palestinian supporters is that they refuse to deal with reality and Jewish rights to the land. They deny any Jewish connection to Jerusalem and even deny that the Jews of Israel are even Jews. They say the Jews are really Khzzars.

I do not think that supporters of the Jewish state and communities in Judea and Samaria should replicate the denial of reality when it comes to the Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza who call themselves Palestinians.

If Israel and Israelis wish to reach an accommodation with Palestinians or to know how the enemy thinks and acts, it is necessary to deal with Palestinians as real people.

YMedad said...

Two pointa:

Mr. Cohen sort of raids other people's blog posts. All I have here are archaeological finds, not a geo-political analysis.

IN any case, two points:

a) a Palestinian nationality was created only in July 1925 by the British Mandate, and for the Jews although all residents could of course become citines of this nationality, which they did.

b) until fairly late in the Mandate period, the official local Arab demand was to be reunified with Syria as Palestine was thought be Southern Syria. If it weren't for the Zionists, there'd be no Palestine.

Batya said...

This post has been included in my latest blog roundup. Thanks for blogging.