Abstract of Fowler, Mervyn D. “Cultic Community at Tirzah? A Re-examination of the Archaeological Evidence.”

Fowler, Mervyn D.  “Cultic Community at Tirzah?  A Re-examination of the Archaeological Evidence.”  Palestine Exploration Quarterly 113 (January 1981): 27-31. [Israel/Canaan]

Roland de Vaux excavated what was thought to be Biblical Terzah in the mid-Twentieth Century and claimed to have discovered what he thought was a cultic site that continued over several archaeological periods.  Fowler argues that de Vaux’s theory is based on minimal evidence which can easily be interpreted in others ways, and concludes that his conjecture of both the cultic place and its continuity over time is “unfounded.”  (p. 31.)

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