The volume conveniently makes available a version of this material published in popular form in 2012 in Hebrew (Yedioth Books), while two of the authors were still directing the excavations at the fascinating site of Khirbet Qeiyafa (KQ). The final excavation season was 2013, and so this volume now gives the authors an opportunity to present a complete picture after seven seasons, begun in 2007. They and the publisher are to be congratulated on a beautifully produced volume that serves as a helpful entrée into the scholarship on this important Judahite city (according to the authors, pp. 47–48), identified by the authors as biblical Shaaraim (Josh 15:36; 1 Sam 17:52; 1 Chr 4:31; see pp. 163–65). The volume is richly illustrated with 81 in-text figures (black-and-white photographs, line drawings, charts, and maps) and 26 color plates, all of which contribute suitably to the volume’s goal of updating our understanding of...

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