The paper maintains that during the Iron I and much of the early Iron IIA the Shephelah was inhabited by independent-or at least autonomous- rural kinship groups that were not dominated by the 'United Monarchy'; that over the course of the early Iron IIA the region became increasingly politically dominated by the city-state of Gath; and that it was only after the destruction of Gath by Hazael in the 9th century BCE that the Shephelah eventually became part of the kingdom of Judah.
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
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- Cultural Studies