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PEQ 140, 2008

PEQ 140/1 cover:  Photograph: 'The Pool of Siloam, Jerusalem.  (Robertson & Beato. PEF/P/1997)Number 1, March 2008

Editorial

Caroline Cartwright, The World's Oldest Wall Painting in Syria?, 3

Notes and News, 5

Articles
Israel Finkelstein, Archaeology and the List of Returnees in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah, 7-16
Yoel Elitzur, The Siloam Pool - ‘Solomon’s Pool’ – was a Swimming Pool, 17-25
Kay Prag, R.W. Hamilton, D.C. Baramki and the Lower Aqueduct at Bethlehem, 27-38
Itamar Taxel, An Uncommon Type of Smoking Implement from Ottoman Palestine, 39-53
Benjamin Adam Saidel, Smoking Out Ottoman Sites in Northern Sinai, Egypt: The Use of Clay Tobacco Pipes for Identifying the Nature of Settlements in the Ottoman Period, 55-69

Report
Tobias Richter, Ain Qasiyah Epipalaeolithic Project 2007, 71

Reviews
Y. Amir, Holy Land Scenes 1906: The Imberger Album of Colored Photos and G.Chatelard and Père J.-M. de Tarragon, The Empire of the Kingdom – Jordan as seen by the École Biblique et Archaeologique Française de Jerusalem (Felicity Cobbing), 73-74
Z. Ben-Barak, Inheritance by Daughters in Israel and the Ancient Near East (Simcha Shalom Brooks), 74-75
Y. Goren, I. Finkelstein and N. Na’aman, Inscribed in Clay: Provenance Study of the Amarna Tablets and other Ancient Near Eastern Texts (Andrew Oddy), 75-76
I. Rubin and A. Disi, A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of Petra (Jim Green), 76

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 Number 2, July 2008

Editorial, 77

Notes and News, 78

Articles
Peter Parr, Dating the Hydraulic Installations in the Siq at Petra, 81-86
K.R. Dark, Roman-Period and Byzantine Landscapes between Sepphoris and Nazareth, 87-102
Nurit Lissovsky, Hukkok, Yaquq and Habakkuk’s Tomb: Changes over Time and Space, 103-118
Seth J. Frantzman and Ruth Kark, General Gordon, The Palestine Exploration Fund, and the Origins of ‘Gordon’s Cavalry’ in the Holy Land, 119-136

Reviews
T. Wilkinson with N. Miller, C. Reichel and D. Whitcomb, Excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria, Vol. 1, (Andrew McCarthy), 137-138
T. Holland, with M. Goodway and M. Roaf, Excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria, Vols.2 and 3 (Andrew McCarthy), 138-139
D. Ben-Tor, Scarabs, Chronology and Interconnections: Egypt and Palestine in the Second Intermediate Period (John Bimson), 139-141
M. Giovino, The Assyrian Sacred Tree: A History of Interpretations (Stephanie Dalley), 142-144
L-M. Günther (ed.), Herodes und Rom (David Jacobson), 144-146
Masada VIII: The Yigael Yadin Excavations (David Stacey), 147-148
R.S. Abujaber and F.Cobbing, Beyond the River (Ottoman Transjordan in Original Photographs) (Ramsay Wood), 149-150

Obituary, 151
Iain Browning (1934-2008) (Peter J. Parr), 151

Acknowledgements, 152-153

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 Number 3, November 2008

Editorial
Sam Moorhead, Hadrian, Empire and Conflict, 155-6

Notes and News, 156-158

Articles
Ron Beeri, Round Oil Presses of the 13th-10th Centuries BCE in Palestine and the Implications: Chronology, Function and Geographical Distribution, 159-167
Avraham Faust, Settlement and Demography in Seventh-Century Judah and the Extent of Sennacherib’s Campaign, 168-194
Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets, A Greek Abecedary Fragment from the City of David, 195-202
Rina Avner, The Account of Caesarea by the Piacenza Pilgrim and the Recent Archaeological Discovery of the Octagonal Church in Caesarea Maritima, 203-212
Marcus Milwright, Turquoise and Black: Notes on an Underglaze-painted Stonepaste Ware of the Mamluk Period, 213-224

Report
Shimon Gibson and Joan E.Taylor, Roads and Passes round Qumran, 225-227

Reviews
H.G.M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Adrian Curtis), 228-229
N. Tromans (ed.), The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting (Ashley Jones), 229-230
M. Skinner, in association with W.K. Kawar, Palestinian Embroidery Motifs: A Treasury of Stitches, 1850-1950 (Robyn Thomas), 230

Acknowledgements, 231-232

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