Toward the identification of the goddess of ekron

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The article puts forward a new hypothesis concerning the origin of the goddess of Ekron, mentioned in Ekron's royal dedicatory inscription from the early 7th century BCE. Contrary to a widely held view, it is suggested that the origin of the Philistine Goddess of Ekron should not be sought in the Aegean world but rather in northern Syria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-115
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Aegean
  • Colonization
  • Cult
  • Ekron
  • Goddess
  • Migration
  • Philistines
  • Syria

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Religious studies


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