Saturday, October 28, 2017

Who Were the Phoenicians?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Who Were the Phoenicians? Exploring the Phoenician empire (Megan Sauter).
Who were the Phoenicians?
Where did they come from? Where did they live? With whom did they trade?

Ephraim Stern addresses these questions—and much more—in his article “Phoenicia and Its Special Relationship with Israel,” published in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. He explores the rise and fall of the Phoenician empire and highlights the special relationship that the Phoenicians had with their neighbors, the Israelites.

The article by Stern is behind a subscription wall, but the BHD essay is interesting in itself.

Now and again I like to remind readers why PaleoJudaica takes an interest in Phoenician and Punic, with a link to this post.

Cross-file under Phoenician Watch.

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