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Bronze Age vs. Iron Age Material Culture
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the end of the Last Bronze Age and the beginning of the          Age
marks major shift in material culture of                hill country
beginning in          century
both sides of the              River
a significant rise in the number of small,                          settlements
people who occupied these settlements originated from                places
their                  culture differed greatly from the Last Bronze Age
differed from the urban centers in the low lands and coastal plains
ceramic pottery shards
late Bronze Age
often very                        decorated
decorations on pottery can mark            divisions
1300 century forward
is unembellished, plain, even         
utilitarian and functional
Iron Age I (1200-1000)
Israel begins to merge into the population in the                   
simplicity of pottery could be due to the poor economic conditions
but as they become more populated and more                through Iron Age II
Iron Age II (1000-586)
the period of the Israeli states and           
continues to be the same simple pottery as in Iron Age I
the same can be said for                  wares
this is in contrast to the Hill Country of the Last Bronze Age and also coast areas in the Iron Age
this can be said for the variety of ceramics as well
change in pottery corresponds to other features
simple              customs
open-       sacred places rather than temples
William Foxwell Albright
George Mendenhall
Norman Gottwald
Avraham Faust
claim that this represents an                        ethos
late Bronze Age: Canaan ruled as Egyptian imperial province
the Egyptian court appointed governors and it was their job to make sure that              served the Egyptian empire
led to a stratified society
officers, lower and higher classes
was the most international area at this time in history
much imported pottery
diverse forms of           
prestige goods
- something we use to                    ourselves as having wealth and not having wealth
Iron Age: withdrawal of                   
a              period
yet a people came together
created society
                   other lands
if it had not been for the success of this society in the hill country during this time
there would have been little for the authors of the Bible to collect and                after the empires of the East destroyed their society
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The Amarna Letters and Egypt's Presence in Canaan During the New Kingdom
The End of Egyptian Imperial Control
Maps of Historical Biblical Regions
Interview with Bill Deaver
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The Omride Dynasty
725 BC: The Fall of Israel to Assyria
The Kingdom of Judah and Sennacherib
The Fall of Judah
The History of Israel According to Genesis and Exodus
Archaeological Theories on the History of Israel
The Rise of the Iron Age Kingdoms
Bronze Age vs. Iron Age Material Culture
History of the Central Highland States
Judah After the Babylonian Conquest
Factors Leading to the Depopulation Of Israel
The Elephantine Papyri
Judahite Communities in Babylon
Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai on Temple Rebuilding
The Biblical Project
From the Bible to the Sumerian King List
Genesis Chapter 26: Isaac, Abimelek and Rebekah
The Biblical Authors' Portrayal of Women and Heroism
The Bible's Treatment of Heroic Death
Portrayal of Death in the Bible