Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The population of Jerusalem in antiquity

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City. As published in Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2016 (Hershel Shanks).
A new study of Jerusalem’s population in various periods has recently been published by one of Israel’s leading Jerusalem archaeologists, Hillel Geva of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Israel Exploration Society. Geva bases his estimates on “archaeological findings, rather than vague textual sources.” The result is what he calls a “minimalist view.”

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