Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



The Philistines and Other 'Sea Peoples':
Settlements outside the Philistine Pentapolis



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


The bibliography is divided into four parts as follows:

I.    Dor (Khirbet el-Burj, Tel Dor), esp. in the Iron I period

1.   Overviews (all periods) for Dor and Maritime Dor (Dor Yam)

Bryce, T., "Dor", 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) 200.

Raban, A. – K. Raveh – S. A. Kingsley, "Maritime Dor", NEAEHL 1 (1993) 368-372.

Stern, E., "Dor", ABD 2 (1992) 223-225

Stern, E., "Dor", NEAEHL 1 (1993) 357-368.

Stern, E., "Dor", OEANE 2 (1997) 168-170.

Stern, E., "Dor; Maritime Dor", NEAEHL 5 (2008) 1695-1699; 1699-1703.

Wachsman, S. – K. Raveh, "Dor Yam", NEAEHL 1 (1993) 407-410.

2.   Official Final Reports (for all periods)

Stern, E. (director) – J. Berg – A. Gilboa – B. Guz-Zilberstein – A. Raban – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – I. Sharon, Excavations at Dor, Final Report. Volume IA: Areas A and C: Introduction and Stratigraphy (Qedem Reports: The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with The Israel Exploration Society, 1; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1995).

Stern, E. (director) – J. Berg – A. Gilboa – B. Guz-Zilberstein – A. Raban – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – I. Sharon, Excavations at Dor, Final Report. Volume IB: Areas A and C: The Finds (Qedem Reports: The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with The Israel Exploration Society, 2; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1995).

Stern, E. – A. Erlich – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – C. Herrmann, Excavations at Dor: Figurines, Cult Objects and Amulets: 1980-2000 seasons (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society & The Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010).

3.   Selected studies (esp. on the Iron I Sikil city and the subsequent Phoenician city)

Gilboa, A., "New Finds at Tel Dor and the Beginnings of Cypro-Geometric Pottery Import to Palestine", IEJ 39 (1989) 204-218.

Gilboa, A., "The Typology and Chronology of the Iron Age Pottery and the Chronology of Iron Age Assemblages", in E. Stern (director) – J. Berg – A. Gilboa – B. Guz-Zilberstein – A. Raban – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – I. Sharon, Excavations at Dor, Final Report. Volume IB: Areas A and C: The Finds (Qedem Reports: The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with The Israel Exploration Society, 2; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1995) 1-49.

Gilboa, A., "Iron I-IIa Pottery Evolution at Dor – Regional Contexts and the Cypriot Connection", 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) 413-425.

Gilboa, A., "The Dynamics of Phoenician Bichrome Pottery: A View from Tel Dor", BASOR 316 (Nov. 1999) 1-22.

Gilboa, A. – I. Sharon, "An Archaeological Contribution to the Early Iron Age Chronological Debate: Alternative Chronologies for Phoenicia and Their Effects on the Levant, Cyprus and Greece", BASOR 332 (Nov. 2003) 7-80.

Gilboa, A. – I. Sharon – J. Zorn, "Dor and Iron Age Chronology: Scarabs, Ceramic Sequence and 14C", TA 31 (2004) 32-59.

Gilboa, A. – A. Cohen-Weinberger – Y. Goren, "Philistine Bichrome Pottery: The View from the Northern Canaanite Coast", in A. M. Maeir – P. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak The Riddles Of Ancient Times". Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. 2 vol. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) I.303-334.

Gilboa, A. – I. Sharon – E. Boaretto, "Tel Dor and the Chronology of Phoenician 'Pre-Colonisation Stages'", in C. Sagona (ed.), Beyond the Homeland. Markers in Phoenician Chronology (Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Supplement 28; Leuven: Peeters, 2008) 113-204.

Gilboa, A. – I. Sharon – J. Zorn, "An Iron Age I Canaanite-Phoenician Courtyard House at Tel Dor: A Comparative Architectural and Functional Analysis", BASOR 372 (Nov. 2014) 39-80.

Gilboa, A. – I. Sharon – E. Bloch-Smith, "Capital of Solomon's Fourth District? Israelite Dor", Levant 47 (2015) 51-74.

Görg, M., "Dor, die Teukrer und die Girgasiter", BN 28 (1985) 7-14.

Knauf, E. A., "Low and Lower? New Data on Early Iron Age Chronology from Beth Shean, Tel Rehov and Dor", BN 112 (2002) 21-27.

Margalith, O., "Dor and En-Dor", ZAW 97 (1985) 109-111.

Mook, M. S. – W. D. E. Coulson, "East Greek and Other Imported Pottery", in E. Stern (director) – J. Berg – A. Gilboa – B. Guz-Zilberstein – A. Raban – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – I. Sharon, Excavations at Dor, Final Report. Volume IB: Areas A and C: The Finds (Qedem Reports: The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with The Israel Exploration Society, 2; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1995) 93-125.

Na’aman, N., "Tel Dor and Iron Age IIA Chronology", BASOR 376 (Nov. 2016) 1-5.

Raban, A., "The Harbor of the Sea Peoples at Dor", BA 50 (1987) 118-126.

Raban, A., "The 'Sea Peoples' Port at Dor", 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) 641-642.

Raban, A., "Dor-Yam: Maritime and Coastal Installations at Dor in their Geomorphological and Stratigraphic Context", in E. Stern (director) – J. Berg – A. Gilboa – B. Guz-Zilberstein – A. Raban – R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom – I. Sharon, Excavations at Dor, Final Report. Volume IA: Areas A and C: Introduction and Stratigraphy (Qedem Reports: The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with The Israel Exploration Society, 1; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1995) 285-354.

Sharon, I. – A. Gilboa, "The SKL Town: Dor in the Early Iron Age", 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) 393-468.

Stern, E., "The Excavations at Tel Dor", in E. Lipiński (ed.), The Land of Israel: Cross-Roads of Civilizations. Proceedings of the Conference held at Brussels from the 3th [sic] to the 5th of December 1984 to mark the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Institute of Archaeology Queen Elisabeth of Belgium at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: In Memory of Prof. Y. Yadin and Prof. Ch. Perelman (OLA 19; Leuven: Peeters, 1985) 169-192.

Stern, E., "New Evidence from Dor for the First Appearance of the Phoenicians Along the Northern Coast of Israel", BASOR 279 (Aug. 1990) 27-34.

Stern, E., "Phoenicians, Sikils, and Israelites in the Light of Recent Excavation at Tel Dor", in E. Lipiński (ed.), Phoenicia and the Bible. Proceedings of the Conference Held at the University of Leuven on the 15th and 16th of March 1990 (OLA 44 / Studia Phoenicia, 11; Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Departement Oriëntalistiek / Peeters, 1991) 85-94.

Stern, E., "The Many Masters of Dor – Part One: When Canaanites Became Phoenician Sailors", BAR 19/1 (Jan.-Feb. 1993) 22-31.76.78. [Parts 2 & 3 deal with the Iron II period]

Stern, E., "The Renewal of Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean in Iron Age I", 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) 325-334.

Stern, E., "Tel Dor: A Phoenician-Israelite Trading Center", 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) 81-93.

Stern, E., "Discoveries at Tel Dor", 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) 128-143.

Stern, E., Dor, Ruler of the Seas: Nineteen Years of Excavation at the Israelite-Phoenician Harbor Town on the Carmel Coast. Revised edition (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2000).

Stern, E., "The Settlement of Sea Peoples in Northern Israel", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 197-212.

Stern, E., "The Sea Peoples Cult in Philistia and Northern Israel", in A. M. Maeir – P. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak The Riddles Of Ancient Times". Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. 2 vol. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) I.385-398.

Stern, E., The Material Culture of the Northern Sea Peoples in Israel (Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, 5; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013).

Stern, E., "The Other 'Philistines'", BAR 40/6 (Nov.-Dec. 2014) 30-40.

Stewart, A. – S. R. Martin, "Attic Imported Pottery at Tel Dor, Israel: An Overview", BASOR 337 (Feb. 2005) 79-94.

Villeneuve, E., "Dor échappe à David et Salomon", Le Monde de la Bible 217 (2016) 70-73.

Yellin, J., "The Origin of Some Cypro-Geometric Pottery from Tel Dor", IEJ 39 (1989) 219-227.

4.   Online resources

Official website of the Excavations (Hebrew University and University of Haifa)

Bibliography by the Tel Dor excavation staff:
a) The most updated version of the bibliography is on the official website (with some 2015 titles)
b) Also available (slightly less updated) here (Tel Dor Bibliography: updated to December 2014 with over 550 titles [accessed 2016-05-23])

II.    Tell Qasile (ancient name unknown)

1.   Overviews

Bryce, T., "Qasile, Tell", 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) 577-578.

Mazar, A., "Qasile, Tell", DBSup 9 (1979) 587-597 [part of Fasc. 50B, which appeared in 1977].

Mazar, A., "Qasile, Tell", ABD V (1992) 577.

Mazar, A., "Qasile, Tell", NEAEHL 4 (1993) 1204-1212.

Mazar, A., "Qasile, Tell", OEANE 4 (1997) 373-376.

2.   Official Reports

Mazar, A., Excavations at Tell Qasile. Part One: The Philistine Sanctuary: Architecture and Cult Objects (Qedem, Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, 12; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1980).

Mazar, A., Excavations at Tell Qasile. Part Two: The Philistine Sanctuary: Various Finds, the Pottery, Conclusions, Appendixes (Qedem, Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, 20; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1985).

3.   Selected studies

Burdajewicz, M., "A propos des temples philistins de Qasileh", RB 93 (1986) 222-235.

Mazar, A., "A Philistine Temple at Tell Qasile", BA 18 (1973) 42-48.

Mazar, A., "Tell Qasile. Chronique Archéologique", RB 80 (1973) 412-415.

Mazar, A., "The Philistine Sanctuary at Tell Qasile", in A. Biran (ed.), Temples and High Places in Biblical Times. Proceedings of the Colloquium in Honor of the Centennial of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem, 14-16 March 1977 (Jerusalem: Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology of Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion, 1981) 105-107.

Mazar, A., "Excavations at Tell Qasile", BAR 10/3 (May-June 1984) 67-69.

Mazar, A., "Excavations at Tell Qasile 1982-1984: Preliminary Report", IEJ 36 (1986) 1-15.

Mazar, B., "Tell Qasile", Archiv für Orientforschung 27 (1980) 222-223.

Ortiz, S. M., "Does the 'Low Chronology' Work? A Case Study of Tell Qasile X, Tel Gezer X, and Lachish V", in A. M. Maeir – P. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak The Riddles Of Ancient Times". Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) 2.587-611.

Zwickel, W., "Die Keramikplatte aus Tell Qasīle. Gleichzeitig ein Beitrag zur Deutung von Jachin und Boas", ZDPV 106 (1990) 57-62.

III.    Timnah (Tell el-Batashi, Tel Batash)

1.   Overviews

Bryce, T., "Batash, Tel", 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) 114-115.

Kotter, W. R., "Timnah", ABD VI (1992) 556-557.

Mazar, A. – G. L. Kelm, "Batashi, Tell el-", ABD I (1992) 625-626.

Mazar, A. – G. L. Kelm, "Batash, Tel (Timnah)", NEAEHL 1 (1993) 152-157. [there is no supplementary article in vol. 5 (2008)]

2.   Final reports

Mazar, A. (ed.), et al., Timnah (Tel Batash) I: Stratigraphy and Architecture. 2 vol. (Qedem 37; Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 1997).

Mazar, A. – N. Panitz-Cohen (eds.), et al., Timnah (Tel Batash) II: The Finds from the First Millennium BCE. 2 vol. (Qedem 42; Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 2001). [Text and Plates]

Panitz-Cohen, N. – A. Mazar (eds.), Timnah (Tel Batash) III: The Finds from the Second Millennium BCE (Qedem 45; Jerusalem: Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology, 2006).

3.   Selected studies

Bunimovitz, S. – Z. Lederman, "The Early Israelite Monarchy in the Sorek Valley: Tel Beth-Shemesh and Tel Batash (Timnah) in the 10th and 9th Centuries BCE", in A. M. Maeir – P. R. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times": Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) 407-427.

Kelm, G. L. – A. Mazar, "Excavating in Samson Country – Philistines and Israelites at Tel Batash", BAR 15/1 (Jan.-Feb. 1989) 36-49.

Kelm, G. L. – A. Mazar, Timnah: A Biblical City in the Sorek Valley (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995).

IV.    Tell Tayinat, Syria (Philistine connection?)

Bryce, T., "Tayinat, Tell", 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) 695.

Emanuel, J. P., "King Taita and His 'Palistin': Philistine State or Neo-Hittite Kingdom?", Antiguo Oriente 13 (2015) 11-40.

Galil, G., "A Concise History of Palistin / Patin / Unqi / ‘mq in the 11th-9th Centuries BC", Semitica 56 (2014) 75-104.

Harrison, T. P., "Lifting the Veil on a 'Dark Age': Ta'yinat and the North Orontes Valley during the Early Iron Age", in J. D. Schloen (ed.), Exploring the Longue Durée: Essays in Honor of Lawrence E. Stager (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2009) 171-184 .

Harrison, T. P., "Neo-Hittites in the 'Land of Palistin': Renewed Investigations at Tell Ta‘yinat on the Plain of Antioch", NEA 72 (2009) 174-189.

Harrison, T. P., "Türkei Tell Tayinat: Neuhetitischer Tempel mit Ähnlichkeit zu salomonischem Tempel entdeckt", Welt und Umwelt der Bibel 56 (2010) 68-69.

Harrison, T. P., "Tayinat in the Early Iron Age", in K. A. Yener (ed.), Across the Border: Late Bronze - Iron Age Relations Between Syria and Anatolia. Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Research Center of Anatolian Studies, Koç University, Istanbul, May 31 - June 1, 2010 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supplement 42; Leuven: Peeters, 2013) 61-87.

Harrison, T. P., "Recent Discoveries at Tayinat (Ancient Kunulua / Calno) and Their Biblical Implications", in C. M. Maier (ed.), Congress Volume Munich 2013 (VTSup 163; Leiden: Brill, 2014) 396-425.

Hawkins, J. D., "Cilicia, the Amuq, and Aleppo: New Light in a Dark Age", NEA 72 (2009) 164-173.

Hawkins, J. D., "The Luwian Inscriptions from the Temple of the Storm-God of Aleppo", in K. A. Yener (ed.), Across the Border: Late Bronze – Iron Age Relations Between Syria and Anatolia. Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Research Center of Anatolian Studies, Koç University, Istanbul, May 31 – June 1, 2010 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supplement 42; Leuven: Peeters, 2013) 493-500.

Janeway, B., "The Nature and Extent of Aegean Contact at Tell Ta‘yinat and Vicinity in the Early Iron Age: Evidence of the Sea Peoples?", 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) 123-146.

Janeway, B., Sea Peoples of the Northern Levant? Aegean-Style Pottery from Early Iron Age Tell Tayinat (Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, 7; Winona Lake, IN: Harvard Semitic Museum – Eisenbrauns, 2017).

Kohlmeyer, K., "The Temple of the Storm God in Aleppo during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages", NEA 72 (2009) 190-202.

Sass, B., "Four Notes on Taita King of Palistin with an Excursus on King Solomon's Empire", TA 37 (2010) 169-174.

Singer, I., "The Philistines in the North and the Kingdom of Taita", in G. Galil – A. Gilboa – A. M. Maeir – D. Kahn (eds.), The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the University of Haifa, 2–5 May, 2010 (AOAT 392; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012) 451-471.