PEQ is the peer-reviewed journal of the PEF, established in 1865 as the first scholarly society dedicated to the scientific study of what was then generally known as the Holy Land.
In 1869, the Fund through its Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement aimed to illuminate the Bible for its readers with scholarly information about the land of the Bible. PEQ is the Statement’s successor and has greatly widened its original scope.
Despite its title, PEQ is concerned not just with Palestine/the land of Israel, but with the wider region of the Levant – its history, archaeology (including biblical aspects), art, languages, natural and earth ethnology, geography and natural and earth sciences. Its contents include reports of archaeological work (especially that supported by the PEF), studies of pottery and other artefacts, examination and interpretation of archaeological sites, publications and studies of inscriptions, ancient texts, archival material relating to the exploration of the Levant, and reviews of books.
Presently four issues of PEQ are published each year. The journal is sent to all subscribing PEF members and institutions. The print journal can be found in many specialist and University libraries or can be consulted by our members within the PEF’s library in Marylebone.
The full text of PEQ is available online to PEF members and institutional subscribers via the Taylor and Francis online platform at www.tandfonline.com/ypeq
PEF members will need to go through a brief account registration and activation process. Current PEF members will receive details on how to register direct from Taylor & Francis.
Access to the online version is also available to current subscribers or on a pay-per view basis to non-subscribers.
PEQ Back Issues
Many of the issues of the Palestine Exploration Quarterly are now out of print. Four issues per year were published from 1869 to 1941. From 1942 onwards there have been two issues per year.
Original issues, paper bound are currently available.
All issues: Years 1878-1879, 1888-90, 1892, 1897-1900, 1902, 1905, 1909-13, 1933, 1940-42, 1965-2005.
Incomplete: 1875-77, 1880-82, 1884-1885, 1887, 1891, 1901, 1907, 1914-15, 1931-32, 1936, 1938-39, 1961, 1964
Price: £10 per issue, £20 per year.
All out of print issues are available as pdfs – prices as above. Indices are available for £6 for the years 1869-1892, 1893-1910, 1911-1963.
Enquiries and orders should be directed to the Fund’s office, not to Taylor & Francis..
PEQ: Instructions for Authors
PEQ LATEST EDITION
PEQ: Volume 152, Number 1
Cover Image: PEF-P-2296: General view of Kerak Castle in Moab.
Photo by Charles A. Hornstein, 1895.
1 Winter 2020
C. A. Strine
3 Greek Christian epitaphs from Charakmoba and the Land of Moab
Julien Aliquot and Younis Shdaifat
27 The appearance and disappearance of Birket El-Kamar, Jaffa, Israel
Elie Haddad, Haim Goren, Michal Artzy and Dorit Sivan
44 Boring philology: The meaning of zdh in the Siloam inscription
53 Preference for periphery? Cultural interchange and trade routes along the boundaries of late Iron Age Moab
Annlee Elizabeth Dolan and Steven John Edwards
Notes and News
73 2019 Routledge Philip R. Davies early career researcher publication award
74 F. Cobbing and D. Jacobson, Distant views of the Holy Land
76 Trevor Bryce, Babylonia: a very short introduction
PEQ PREVIOUS EDITIONS
September - December 2019
PEQ: Volume 151, Number 3&4
Cover Image: PEF-P-GAR-Huleh 1926. A view of the Huleh Basin taken from Hazor.
John Garstang, 1926.
167 The PEF and the ethics of studying the past
169 Terence Croft Mitchell 1929–2019
170 Dr. Andrea Zerbini, 1984–2019
Notes From The Field
172 Antalya-Kumluca Bronze Age Shipwreck 2019 studies—first analyses
184 Changing allegiances in disputed borderlands: Dan’s political status
on the eve of the Aramaean invasion
202 Reconsidering the Ancient name of Nebi Samwil
218 The K8 House: A new domestic space from the Iron Age II at Tell Halif, Israel
Latif Oksuz, James W. Hardin and Jared Wilson
PEQ Grant Reports
245 Documentation of the British Museum’s Palestine Textile Collections
Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury
247 Eastern Badia Archaeological Project Report to Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Yorke M. Rowan
252 The Islamic Baydha Project, Baydha (Petra Region), season 2018
256 Minutes of the annual general meeting for the Palestine Exploration
Fund, 6 JUNE 2019
266 B. Tabbah, A map and a lens: Jordan
Stephen D. Sutton
268 L. Kemal, Imperial perceptions of Palestine: British influence and power
in late Ottoman times
270 J. L. Kelly, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in text and archaeology
271 Z. Farber and J. Wright (eds), Archaeology and history of eighth-century Judah
C. A. Strine
275 Lecture Details
PEQ: Volume 151, Number 2
Cover Image: PEF-DA-MACK-150: Painted Philistine Vase from the Central City Area of Beth Shemesh, side view. Original drawing by Francis G. Newton, 1912, text by Duncan Mackenzie.
C. A. Strine
105 ‘The Inhabitants of Philistia’: On the identity of the Iron I settlers in periphery of the Philistine heartland
134 A short history of Mulabbis (Petah Tikva, Israel)
146 The murder of James Leslie Starkey: Addendum to the paper of Yosef Garfinkel
155 S. Z. Aster and A. Faust (eds), The southern Levant under Assyrian domination
Karen Radner and Poppy Tushingham
158 D. Ussishkin, Biblical Lachish: A tale of construction, destruction, excavation and restoration
160 John Starr, Classifying the Aramaic texts from Qumran: A statistical analysis of linguistic features
A. G. Daniel
165 Lecture Card
PEQ: Volume 151, Number 1
Cover Image: PEF-P-2630. View of Solomon’s Pools, Photochrom Co. Zurich, 1880–1900.
1 In praise of learned societies and their journals
3 A new Bronze Age shipwreck along with ingots in the west of Antalya – preliminary results
15 Survey and excavations at Solomon’s Pools, Palestine: 2018 preliminary report
Matthew J. Adams, Mark Letteney and Max T. B. Peers
36 A zoomorphic sickle terminal from the Natufian site of Wadi Hammeh 27 in Jordan
Rosie Robertson, Phillip C. Edwards and Rosemary Coates
50 Petra, taxes and trade reconsidered in the light of the Petra Church archive
69 Two More Nabataean Inscriptions from the Syro-Jordanian Harrah desert
Ali Al-Manaser and Jérôme Norris
87 Minutes of the annual general meeting for the Palestine Exploration Fund, 7 June 2018
99 Alan V. Murray, The Franks in Outremer: studies in the Latin principalities of Palestine and Syria, 1099–1187
PEQ: Volume 150, Number 4
Cover Photo: The 1926 Excavations at Megiddo. Photo by John Garstang from the PEF collections. PEF-P-GAR-Megiddo 1926.
261 C. A. Strine
Notes from the Field
263 New Research and Findings from Tell Sufan
Loay Abu Al Saud and Amer Qobbaj
265 The First Melchizedek Bottle? Notes on the Jerusalem Iron IIA Pithos Inscription
272 Tell el-Hesi: A Type Site for reevaluating so-called ‘Egptian Governors’ Redidencies’ of the South
Jeffrey A. Blakely
297 New Light on Schumacher’s Sudliches Burgtor at Megiddo
Robert S. Homsher and Israel Finkelstein
310 The Identification of the Medieval Church of St. Sabas in Jerusalem in the Light of new Documentary Evidence
321 A Preliminary Research Trip: British Women In Mandate Palestine (PEF Report)
323 A. K. Marshak, The Many Faces of Herod the Great
David M. Jacobson
326 K. A. Ristau, Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian-Period Prophetic Perspectives
Jason M. Silverman
328 S. Collins, C. Kobs and M. Luddenit (eds), Teh Tall al-Hammam Excavations, Vol. 1: An Introduction to Tall Al-Hammam
330 R. Mairs, From Khartoum to Jerusalem: The Dragoman Solomon Negima and his Clients (1885 – 1933)
PEQ: Volume 150, Number 3
Cover photo: PEF-P-1680: Tancrede R. Dumas’ photograph of Umm al Jimaal taken in 1875 during the American Palestine Exploration Society’s survey of Eastern Palestine. It is Dumas’ number 48 in the series.
From trowel to tourist
183 Towards a Definition of the pre-Classical Phoenician Temple
205 Nomads of the H?arrah at Sea: A Safaitic inscription mentioning seafaring accompanied by a rock drawing of a boat from the Jordanian Badiyah
Zeyad Al-Salameen, Younis al-Shdaifat and Rafe Harahsheh
213 An Arab Chariot Monument at Umm al-Jimal
Thomas M. Weber-Karyotakis and Muaffaq Hazza S. al-Khdair
Notes from the field
235 Early Bronze Age Levantine Metal Weapons from the Collection of the Palestine Exploration Fund
252 M. Goodman and Alexander P., Rabbinic texts and the history of late-Roman Palestine (Proceedings of the British Academy 165)
257 Marshak, A.K., The Many Faces of Herod the Great
David M. Jacobson
261 Ristau, K.A., Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian-Period Prophetic Perspectives
Jason M. Silverman
263 Collins, S., Kobs. C., and Luddenit, M., The Tall Al-Hammam Excavations, Vol. 1:
An Introduction to Tall al-Hammam
265 Mairs, R., From Khartoum to Jerusalem: the Dragoman Solomon Negima and his Clients (1885–1933)
PEQ: Volume 150, Number 2
Cover Photo: Chambardia Shells from Jericho. Courtesy of L. Nigro.
87 Philip R. Davies, Chairman of the PEF, 2015-1018
John R. Bartlett
89 Notes and news
90 A Russian Before and After the Revolution: P. P. Efimenko a Pioneer of Levantine Prehistoric
Ofer Marder, Isaac Gilead, Zinovi Matskevich, Ianir Milevski, Dmitry Yegorov and Alla Nagorsky
110 A hoard of Nilotic nacreous shells from Egypt to Jericho (Early Bronze II, 3000-2800 BC): Their
finding, content and historical archaeological implications
Lorenzo Nigro, Daria Montanari, Francesco Mura, Jehad Yasine and Teresa Rinaldi
126 A Note on Iron Age Figural Artefacts from Tell Dothan
Adam E. Miglio and Rebekah Dutton
143 Report on the pottery from Tell Sufan in Nablus, Palestine
Loay Abu Alsaud and Amer Qobbaj
161 M., Mouton and S. G., Schmid, Men on the rocks: the formation of Nabataean Petra
Gregory A. Crawford
163 I. Hjelm and T. L. Thompson, History, archaeology and the Bible forty years after “historicity”
(Changing perspectives, 6)
Philip R. Davies
164 Davies, P.R., The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed
166 Rolf Hachmann, Kamid el-Loz 20: Die Keilschriftbriefe und der Horizont von El-Amarna
(Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 87)
168 Y. Farhi, Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. 5, excavation report 2007–2013. The numismatic finds: coins and
David M. Jacobson
171 Mahieu, B., Between Rome and Jerusalem. Herod the Great and His Sons in Their Struggle for
Recognition: A Chronological Investigation of the Period 40 BC–39 AD, with a Time Setting of
New Testament Events
Henry Curtis Pelgrift
173 L. Nigro Rome, Reading catastrophes. Proceedings of the International Conference “Reading catastrophes: Methodological Approaches and Historical Interpretation. Earthquakes, Floods, Famines, Epidemics between Egypt and Palestine—3rd-1st Millennium BC”, held in Rome, 3rd-4th December 2012 (Rome “La Sapienza” Studies on the Archaeology of Palestine and Transjordan, 11)
176 Kennedy, D., Settlement and Soldiers in the Roman Near East
PEQ: Volume 150, Number 1
Cover Image: Tell el ‘Ajjul, photo by Olga Tufnell. PEF-P-TUF-12
Looking to the future
3 Notes and news
4 Tell el-‘Ajjul palaces I and II: Context and function
Holly A. Winter
33 Forts or agricultural estates? Persian period settlement in the territories of the former kingdom of Judah
59 Nabataean echoes in al-Harrah: New evidence in light of recent field work
Zeyad al-Salameen, Younis al-Shdaifat and Rafe Harahsheh
79 Fantalkin, A. and Tal, O., Tell Qudadi: An Iron Age IIB fortress on the central Mediterranean coast of Israel
Frederick Mario Fales
84 Hoffmeier, J.K., Excavations in North Sinai: Tell el-Borg I