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Ashkelon 5: The Land behind Ashkelon
Huster, Yaakov

Winona Lake, IN: Harvard Semitic Museum/Eisenbrauns, 2015 pp. xv + 222. $49.50

Series Information
Final Reports of The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, 5

Description: Combining old surveys with new material from salvage excavations, The Land behind Ashkelon provides a wide regional context for the excavations at Tel Ashkelon. This volume is a distillation of numerous excavations by many talented archaeologists, brought together by Yaakov Huster, a man who has devoted his life to preserving the cultural heritage of the Ashkelon region. Yaakov Huster has not only revisited older surveys but has also taken into account the enormous amount of new information collected by the archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) over the last several decades. This volume synthesizes all available data to create the most accurate and updated regional survey of the Ashkelon region to date. As such, it is an invaluable resource to anyone studying Ashkelon and its hinterland.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology

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Review by Carol Meyers
Published 2/9/2017
Citation: Carol Meyers, review of Yaakov Huster, Ashkelon 5: The Land behind Ashkelon, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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