Tel Moẓa: An Economic and Cultic Center from the Iron Age II (First Temple Period)

Shua Kisilevitz, Oded Lipschits

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Tel Moẓa, identified with biblical Motzah mentioned in the Book of Joshua as part of the region belonging to the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 18:26), is located approximately 7 km northwest of ancient Jerusalem. The site is situated on the lower third of a slope descending southward and overlooks the ancient route connecting the Shephelah (the Judean foothills) to the west and the central hill country and Jerusalem to the east (Fig. 1). Naḥal Soreq and Naḥal Moẓa/Arza—both blessed with ample seasonal water flow—converge at the base of the slope and form a wide drainage basin extending south
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mega Project at Motza (Moẓa):
Subtitle of host publicationThe Neolithic and Later Occupations up to the 20th Century
EditorsHamoudi Khalaily, Amit Re'em, Jacob Vardi, Ianir Milevski
Place of PublicationJerusalem
PublisherIsrael Antiquities Authority
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9789654067157
StatePublished - 2020

RAMBI publications

  • rambi
  • Iron age -- Eretz Israel
  • Tell Motsa (Israel) -- Antiquities
  • Temples -- Eretz Israel


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