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Basic Bibliography

Hazor I

Yadin, Yigael., Yohanan. Aharoni, Emanuel. Dunayevski, Trude. Dothan, Ruth. Amiran and Jean. Perrot, eds. Hazor I: An Account of the First Season of Excavations, 1955, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 1958.


Hazor II

Yadin, Yigael., Yohanan. Aharoni, Emanuel. Dunayevski, Trude. Dothan, Ruth. Amiran and Jean. Perrot, eds. Hazor II: An Account of the Second Season of Excavations, 1956, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 1960.


Hazor III-IV Plates

Yadin, Yigael., Yohanan. Aharoni, Emanuel. Dunayevski, Trude. Dothan, Ruth. Amiran and Jean. Perrot, eds. Hazor III-IV: An Account of the Third and Fourth Seasons of Excavations, 1957-1958 (Plates). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 1961.


Hazor III-IV Text

Ben-Tor, Amnon. Ed.             Hazor III-IV – An Account of the Third and Fourth Seasons of Excavation, 1957-1958 (Text). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 1989.


Hazor V

Ben-Tor, Amnon. and Ruhama. Bonfil, eds. Hazor V : An Account of the Fifth Season of Excavation, 1968. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 1997.


Hazor VI

Ben-Tor, Amnon, Ben-Ami, Doron and Sandhaus, Deborah. Hazor VI: The 1990-2009 Excavations – The Iron Age. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 2012.


Hazor VII

Ben-Tor A., Zuckerman S., Bechar S. and  Sandhaus D. Hazor VII: The 1990-2012 Excavations – The Bronze Age. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 2017.


Journal of Near Eastern Studies 76 (2013) – an issue devoted to the renewed excavations at Hazor, with contributions by all the expedition members.

Bechar, S. 2013. Tel Hazor: A Key site of the Intermediate Bronze Age. Near Eastern Archaeology76(2): 73-75.

— 2017. How to find the Hazor Archives (I Think). Biblical Archaeology Review 43(2): 55-60, 70.


Ben-Ami, D., 2001. The Iron Age I at Tel Hazor in light of the Renewed Excavations. Israel Exploration Journal  51:148-170.

— 2006a. Mysterious Standing Stones. BAR 32: 38-45.

— 2006b Early Iron Age Cult Places – New Evidence from Tel Hazor. Tel-Aviv 33: 121-133.


Ben-Tor, A., 1998. The Fall of Canaanite Hazor – The “Who” and “When” Questions. In Mediterranean Peoples in Transition, edited by S. Gitin, A. Mazar and E. Stern, pp. 456-467. Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem.

2005. Hazor and Chronology. Aegypten und Levante XIV: 45-67

2006c. Do the Execration Texts Reflect an Accurate Picture of the Contemporary Settlement Map of Palestine? In Essays on

Ancient Israel in Its Near Eastern Context: A Tribute to Nadav Na’aman, pp. 63-87. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

2006b. The Sad Fate of Statues and the Mutilated Statues of Hazor in Confronting the Past, Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever, W, pp. 3-16. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

2009. A Decorated Jewelry Box from Hazor. Tel-Aviv36 (2009): 5-67.

2013. The Ceremonial Precinct in the Upper City of Hazor. Near Eastern Archaeology 76/2: 81-89.

Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society


Ben-Tor, A. and D. Ben-Ami, 1998. Hazor and the Archaeology of the 10th Century B.C.E. Israel Exploration Journal 48:1-37.


Ben-Tor, A. and Zuckerman, S., 2008. Hazor at the End of the Late Bronze Age: Back to Basics. BASOR 350: 1-6.


Bonfil, R. and Zarzecki-Peleg, A. 2007. The Palace in the Upper City of Hazor as an Expression of a Syrian Architectural Paradigm. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 348: 25–47.

Cimadevilla, M., 2013. The Podium Complex in Area M. Near Eastern Archaeology 76(2): 92-94.

Finkelstein, I. 2000. Hazor XII-XI with an addendum on Ben-Tor’s Dating of Hazor X-VII. Tel-Aviv 27: 231-247.


Horowitz, W. and T. Oshima. 2006. Cuneiform in Canaan: Cuneiform Sources from the Land of Israel in Ancient Times. Jerusalem: Israel exploration Society. 2006.

Maeir, A., 2000. The Political and Economic Status of MB II Hazor and MB Trade: An Inter- and Intra- Regional View. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 132:37-58.


Malamat, A., 1993. Mari and Hazor – Trade Relations in the Old Babylonian Period. In Biblical Archaeology Today, 1990: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology – Supplement. Pre-Congress Symposium: Population, Production and Power, pp. 66-70. Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem.


Marom, N. and Zuckerman, S. 2012. The Zooarchaeology of Exclusion and Expropriation: Looking Up from the Lower City in Late Bronze Age Hazor. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31: 573-85.


Sandhaus, D. 2013. Hazor in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries B.C.E. Near Eastern Archaeology 76(2): 110-117.


Weinblatt-Krauz D., 2013. The Favissa of the Southern Temple in Area A. Near Eastern Archaeology 76(2): 76-81


Yadin, Y., 1972. Hazor – The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1970. Oxford University Press, London.


Hazor – The Rediscovery of a Great Citadel of the Bible. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London.


Zuckerman, S. 2006. Where is the Hazor Archive Buried? Biblical Archaeological Review 32: 28-37.

2007a. ‘.. Slaying Oxen and Killing Sheep, Eating Flesh and Drinking Wine..’: Feasting in Late Bronze Age Hazor. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 139: 186-204.

2007b. Anatomy of a Destruction: “Crisis Architecture”, Termination Rituals and the Fall of Canaanite Hazor. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 20/1: 3-32.

2010a. “The City, Its Gods will return there…”: Towards an Alternative Interpretation of Hazor’s Acropolis in the Late Bronze Age. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 69: 163-178.

2010b. “Hazor once..”: Ruin Cults in Iron I Hazor”. In: Finkelstein, Israel and Na’aman, Nadav. eds. The Fire Signals of Lachish: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Israel in the Late Bronze, Iron Age and Persian Period in honor of David Ussishkin. Eisenbrauns

2012. The Temples of Canaanite Hazor. Pp. 99-125. In: Kamlah, J. (ed.) Temple Building and Temple Cult: Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in the Levant (2.-1. Mill. B.C.E.). Abhandlungen des Deutchen Palastina-Vereins. Harrassowitz

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