Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Philistine Cities (2):  Ekron (Tel Miqne)



[see also:  Philistines: general bibliography;  Philistines: further archaeological titles;  Philistines: other cities]


The present bibliography is divided into three sections as follows:

I.    Overviews

Bryce, T., "Ekron", in T. Bryce (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia: The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire. In consultation with H. D. Baker, D. T. Potts, J. N. Tubb, J. M. Webb, and P. Zimansky (London & New York: Routledge, 2009) 217-218.

Dothan, T. – S. Gitin, "Ekron", ABD II (1992) 415-422.

Dothan, T. – S. Gitin, "Miqne, Tel (Ekron)", NEAEHL 3 (1993) 1051-1059.

Dothan, T. – S. Gitin, "Miqne, Tel", OEANE 4 (1997) 30-35.

Dothan, T. – S. Gitin, "Miqne, Tel (Ekron)", NEAEHL 5 (2008) 1952-1958.

[Gitin, S. – T. Dothan], "Miqne (Tel; Muqanna, Khirbet el-)", in A. Negev – S. Gibson (eds.), Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New edition, revised and updated (New York & London: Continuum, 2001) 339-340 (unsigned article).

Laughlin, J. C. H., "Ekron / Tel Miqne: Philistine Capital of the Olive Oil Industry", in his Fifty Major Cities of the Bible (London & New York: Routledge, 2006) 111-115.

II.    Official publications and bibliography

Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavation and Publications Project (Principal Investigators and Project Directors: Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin), Tel Miqne-Ekron: Summary of Fourteen Seasons of Excavation 1981–1996 and Bibliography 1982–2012 (Jerusalem: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and Hebrew University, 2012). [The 24-page publication can be downloaded from Seymour Gitin's Academia.edu page here.]
The bibliography includes the 13 vols. of the Field Reports Series (some still in preparation; the most recent volumes are 9/1 and 9/3B, published in 2016, details here). The Final Synthetic Reports (3 vols.) are also in preparation.

III.    Selected studies

Ben-Shlomo, D., "New Evidence of Seals and Sealings from Philistia", TA 33 (2006) 134-162.

Ben-Shlomo, D., "Cultural Diversity, Ethnicity and Power Imbalance in Early Iron Age Philistia", in T. P. Harrison (ed.), Cyprus, the Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change (Scripta Mediterranea 27-28 [2006-2007]); Toronto: Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2008) 267-290.

Ben-Shlomo, D., "Zoomorphic Vessels from Tel Miqne-Ekron and the Different Styles of Philistine Pottery", IEJ 58 (2008) 24-47.

Ben-Shlomo, D. – M. D. Press, "A Reexamination of Aegean-Style Figurines in Light of New Evidence from Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Ekron", BASOR 353 (Feb. 2009) 39-74.

Byrne, R., "Philistine Semitics and Dynastic History at Ekron", UF 34 (2002) 1-23.

Demsky, A., "The Name of the Goddess of Ekron: A New Reading", JANES 25 (1997) 1-5.

Demsky, A., "Discovering a Goddess", BAR 24/5 (Sept.-Oct. 1998) 53-58.

Dothan, T. K. – S. Gitin, "Ekron of the Philistines. How They Lived, Worked and Worshiped for Five Hundred Years", BAR 16/1 (Jan.-Feb. 1990) 20-25.

Dothan, T. K., "Ekron of the Philistines. Part I: Where They Came From, How They Settled Down and the Place They Worshiped In", BAR 16/1 (Jan.-Feb. 1990) 26-36. [for Part II, see s.v. Gitin 1990]

Dothan, T. K., "Ekron Reclaimed", in T. K. Dothan – M. Dothan, People of the Sea. The Search for the Philistines (New York: Macmillan, 1992) 239-256 (= chap. 21).

Dothan, T. K. "Tel Miqne-Ekron: The Aegean Affinities of the Sea Peoples' (Philistines') Settlement in Canaan in Iron Age I", in S. Gitin (ed.), Recent Excavations in Israel: A View to the West. Reports on Kabri, Nami, Miqne-Ekron, Dor and Ashkelon (Archaeological Institute of America Colloquia and Conference Papers, 1; Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1995) 41-59.

Dothan, T. K., "Tel Miqne-Ekron: An Iron Age I Philistine Settlement in Canaan", in N. A. Silberman – D. B. Small (eds.), The Archaeology of Israel. Constructing the Past, Interpreting the Present (JSOTSup 237; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 96-106.

Dothan, T. K., "An Early Phoenician Cache from Ekron", in J. Magness – S. Gitin (eds.), Hesed Ve-Emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs (Brown Judaic Studies, 320; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1998) 259-272.

Dothan, T. K., "Bronze and Iron Objects with Cultic Connotations from Philistine Temple Building 350 at Ekron", IEJ 52 (2002) 1-27.

Dothan, T. K. "Philistine Fashion: Ear Plugs from Ekron", BAR 29/6 (Nov.-Dec. 2003) 46-49.

Dothan, T. – A. Zukerman, "A Preliminary Study of the Mycenaean IIIC:1 Pottery Assemblages from Tel Miqne-Ekron and Ashdod", BASOR 333 (Feb. 2004)1-54.

Dothan, T. – D. Ben-Shlomo, "Ceramic Pomegranates and Their Relationship to Iron Age Cult", in S. W. Crawford – A. Ben-Tor – J. P. Dessel – W. G. Dever – A. Mazar – J. Aviram (eds.), "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Jerusalem: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research / Israel Exploration Society, 2007) 3-16.

Dubovský, P., "Assyrians under the Walls of Jerusalem and the Confinement of Padi", JNES 75 (2016) 109-126.

Garfinkel, Y., "The Dynamic Settlement History of Philistine Ekron: A Case Study of Central Place Theory", in S. W. Crawford – A. Ben-Tor – J. P. Dessel – W. G. Dever – A. Mazar – J. Aviram (eds.), "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Jerusalem: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research / Israel Exploration Society, 2007) 17-24.

Gitin, S. – T. K. Dothan, "The Rise and Fall of Ekron of the Philistines: Recent Excavations at an Urban Border Site", BA 50 (1987) 197-222.

Gitin, S., "Incense Altars from Ekron, Israel and Judah", in A. Ben-Tor – J. C. Greenfield – A. Malamat (eds.), Yigael Yadin Memorial Volume (Eretz-Israel 20; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1989) 52*-67*.

Gitin, S., "Tel Miqne-Ekron: A Type-Site for the Inner Coastal Plain in the Iron Age II Period", in S. Gitin – William G. Dever (eds.), Recent Excavations in Israel. Studies in Iron Age Archaeology (Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 49; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989) 23-58 [with plates on pp. 15-22].

Gitin, S., "Ekron of the Philistines. Part II: Olive Oil Suppliers to the World," BAR 16/2 (Mar.-Apr. 1990) 32-42.59. [for Part I see above s.v. Dothan, T.]

Gitin, S., "The Impact of Urbanization on a Philistine City-State: Tel Miqne-Ekron in the Iron Age II Period", in D. Assaf (ed.), Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Div. A: The Bible and Its World (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1990) 277-284.

Gitin, S., "Seventh Century B.C.E. Cultic Elements at Ekron," in A. Biran – J. Aviram (eds.), Biblical Archaeology Today, 1990: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1993) 248-258.

Gitin, S., "Tel Miqne-Ekron in the 7th Century B.C.E.: The Impact of Economic Innovation and Foreign Cultural Influences on a Neo-Assyrian Vassal City-State," in S. Gitin (ed.), Recent Excavations in Israel: A View to the West. Reports on Kabri, Nami, Miqne-Ekron, Dor and Ashkelon (Archaeological Institute of America Colloquia and Conference Papers, 1; Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1995) 61-79.

Gitin, S. – T. K. Dothan, "Royal Temple Inscription found at Philistine Ekron", BA 59 (1996) 181-182.

Gitin, S. – T. Dothan – J. Naveh, "A Royal Dedicatory Inscription from Ekron", IEJ 47 (1997) 1-16.

Gitin, S., "The Neo-Assyrian Empire and Its Western Periphery: The Levant, with a Focus on Philistine Ekron", in S. Parpola – R. M. Whiting (eds.), Assyria 1995. Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, Helsinki, September 7-11, 1995 (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project at the University of Helsinki, 1997) 77-103.

Gitin, S. – M. Cogan, "A New Type of Dedicatory Inscription from Ekron", IEJ 49 (1999) 193-202.

Gitin, S., "Ekron, a Late Philistine City: The Impact of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in the 7th Century BCE", in P. Matthiae – A. Enea – L. Peyronel – F. Pinnock (eds.), Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Rome, May 18th - 23rd, 1998. 2 Vol. (Roma: Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Dipartimento di Scienze storiche, archeologiche e antropologiche dell'antichità, 2000) I.561-572.

Gitin, S., "Neo-Assyrian and Egyptian Hegemony over Ekron in the Seventh Century BCE: A Response to Lawrence E. Stager", in I. Eph‘al – A. Ben-Tor – P. Machinist (eds.), Hayim and Miriam Tadmor Volume (Eretz-Israel 27; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2003) 55*-61*.

Gitin, S., "Excavating Ekron. Major Philistine City Survived by Absorbing Other Cultures", BAR 31/6 (Nov.-Dec. 2005) 40-56.66-67.

Gitin, S., "Philistines in the Books of Kings", in A. Lemaire – B. Halpern – M. J. Adams (eds.), The Books of Kings. Sources, Composition, Historiography and Reception (VTSup 129; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 301-364 (plates on pp. 350-364): on Ekron (Tel Miqne) esp. 335-346.

Gitin, S. – S. Aḥituv, "Two New Cultic Inscriptions from Seventh Century b.c.e. Ekron", in S. Yona – M. I. Gruber – E. L. Greenstein – P. Machinist – S. M. Paul (eds.), Marbeh Ḥokmah: Studies in the Bible and the Ancient Near East in Loving Memory of Victor Avigdor Hurowitz (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015) 221-227.

Gitin, S., "Ekron: The Ceramic Assemblage of an Iron Age IIC Philistine Type Site", in S. Ganor – I. Kreimerman – K. Streit – M. Mumcuoglu (eds.), From Sha‘ar Hagolan to Shaaraim: Essays in Honor of Prof. Yosef Garfinkel (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2016) 407-434.

Gittlen, B. M., "The Late Bronze Age 'City' at Tel Miqne/Ekron", in E. Stern – T. Levy (eds.), Avraham Biran Volume (Eretz-Israel 23; Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society / Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1992) 50*-53*.

Görg, M., "Die Göttin der Ekron-Inschrift", BN 93 (1998) 9-10.

Gunneweg, J. – I. Perleman – T. Dothan – S. Gitin, "On the Origin of Pottery from Tel Miqne-Ekron", BASOR 264 (Nov. 1986) 3-16.

Hesse, B., "Animal Use at Tel Miqne-Ekron in the Bronze Age and Iron Age", BASOR 264 (Nov. 1986) 17-27.

Killebrew, A. E., "Ceramic Typology and Technology of Late Bronze II and Iron I Assemblages from Tel Miqne-Ekron: The Transition from Canaanite to Philistine Culture", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 379-405.

Killebrew, A. E., "Early Philistine Pottery Technology at Tel Miqne-Ekron: Implications for the Late Bronze–Early Iron Age Transition in the Eastern Mediterranean", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 77-129.

Maeir, A. M. – J. Uziel, "A Tale of Two Tells: A Comparative Perspective on Tel Miqne-Ekron and Tell eṣ-Ṣâfī/Gath in Light of Recent Archaeological Research", in S. W. Crawford – A. Ben-Tor – J. P. Dessel – W. G. Dever – A. Mazar – J. Aviram (eds.), "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Jerusalem: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research / Israel Exploration Society, 2007) 29-42.

Maher, E. F., "Imminent Invasion: The Abandonment of Philistine Ekron", in T. P. Harrison (ed.), Cyprus, the Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change (Scripta Mediterranea 27-28 [2006-2007]); Toronto: Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2008) 323-337.

Mazow, L., "Competing Material Culture: Philistine Settlement at Tel Miqne-Ekron in the Early Iron Age", in J. R. Spencer – R. A. Mullins – A. J. Brody (eds.), Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014) 131-163.

Mountjoy, P. A., "The Mycenaean IIIC Pottery at Tel Miqne-Ekron", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 53-75.

Na’aman, N., "Two Notes on the History of Ashkelon and Ekron in the Late Eighth-Seventh Centuries B.C.E.", TA 25 (1998) 219-227.

Na’aman, N., "The Contribution of the Trojan Grey Ware from Lachish and Tel Miqne-Ekron to the Chronology of the Philistine Monochrome Pottery", BASOR 317 (Feb. 2000) 1-7.

Na’aman, N., "Ekron under the Assyrian and Egyptian Empires", BASOR 332 (Nov. 2003) 81-91.

Naveh, J., "Khirbet al-Muqanna‘ – Ekron: An Archaeological Survey", IEJ 8 (1958) 87-100.

Naveh, J., "Achish-Ikausu in the Light of the Ekron Dedication", BASOR 310 (May 1998) 35-37.

Ortiz, S. M., "'Ashdod Ware' from Ekron Stratum IV: Degenerated and Late Philistine Decorated Ware", in J. R. Spencer – R. A. Mullins – A. J. Brody (eds.), Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014) 209-219.

Poplutz, U., "Tel Miqne-Ekron. Geschichte und Kultur einer philistäischen Stadt", BN 87 (1997) 69-99.

Porten, B., "The Identity of King Adon", BA 44 (1981) 36-52.

Press, M. D., "(Pytho)Gaia in Myth and Legend: The Goddess of the Ekron Inscription Revisited", BASOR 365 (Feb. 2012) 1-25.

Rainey, A. F., "Syntax, Hermeneutics and History", IEJ 48 (1998) 239-251. [inter alia, he studies the Ekron inscription]

Sasson, V., "The Inscription of Achish, Governor of Eqron, and Philistine Dialect, Cult and Culture", UF 29 (1997) 627-639.

Schäfer-Lichtenberger, C., "PTGJH – Göttin und Herrin von Ekron", BN 91 (1998) 64-76.

Schäfer-Lichtenberger, C., "The Goddess of Ekron and the Religious-Cultural Background of the Philistines", IEJ 50 (2000) 82-91.

Schmitz, P. C., "Philistine ptġy, Greek *πενταγαϊα 'Five Lands': Contact Effects in the Royal Dedicatory Stela from Ekron", in H. Geva – A. Paris (eds.), Joseph Naveh Volume (Eretz-Israel 32; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology, 2016) 91-102.

Ussishkin, D., "The Fortifications of Philistine Ekron", IEJ 55 (2005) 35-65.

Ussishkin, D., "Another View: Was the Earliest Philistine City of Ekron Fortified? The Excavators Say 'Yes', Our Author Says 'No'", BAR 32/5 (Sept.-Oct. 2006) 68-71.76.

Uziel, J. – A. M. Maeir, "Scratching the Surface at Gath: Implications of the Tell eṣ-Ṣâfī/Gath Surface Survey", TA 32 (2005) 50-75.