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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.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University fantalk@post.tau.ac.il

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