Abstract of Fowler, Mervyn D. “Cultic Community at Tirzah? A Re-examination of the Archaeological Evidence.”

Fowler, Mervyn D. “Cultic Community at Tirzah? A Re-examination of the Archaeological Evidence.” Palestine
Exploration Quarterly 113 (January 1981): 27-31. [Israel/Canaan]

Roland de Vaux excavated what was thought to be Biblical Terzah in the mid-Twentieth Century and claimed to
have discovered what he thought was a cultic site that continued over several archaeological periods. Fowler
argues that de Vaux’s theory is based on minimal evidence which can easily be interpreted in others ways, and
concludes that his conjecture of both the cultic place and its continuity over time is “unfounded.” (p. 31.)

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