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PEQ 150, 2018

Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Volume 150 Number 1 March 2018

Cover Image: Tell el 'Ajjul, photo by Olga Tufnell. PEF-P-TUF-12

CONTENTS

1        Editorial: Looking to the future     
          Linda Hulin

   
3        Notes and news

Articles
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
           Avraham Faust

59       Nabataean echoes in al-H. arrah: New evidence in light of recent field work
           Zeyad al-Salameen, Younis al-Shdaifat and Rafe Harahsheh

Book Reviews
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
             Manfred Bietak

86        Acknowledgements

 

Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Volume 150 Number 2 June 2018

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Cover Photo: Chambardia Shells from Jericho. Courtesy of L. Nigro.

CONTENTS

Editorial
87   From trowel to tourist
     Linda Hulin

89   Notes and news

Articles
90    A Russian Before and After the Revolution: P. P. Efimenko a Pioneer of Levantine Prehistoric
      Research
      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
   
Book Reviews
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
      Diana Edelman

166   Rolf Hachmann, Kamid el-Loz 20: Die Keilschriftbriefe und der Horizont von El-Amarna
      (Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 87)
      Marlies Heinz
 
168   Y. Farhi, Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. 5, excavation report 2007–2013. The numismatic finds: coins and
      related objects
      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)
      Robert Porter

176   Kennedy, D., Settlement and Soldiers in the Roman Near East
      Alexandra Ratzlaff

179   Acknowledgements

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