Tel Gerisa

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Tel Gerisa (alternate transliterations: Tell Jerishe, Tell Jarisha), also known as Napoleon's Hill, is a Middle Bronze Age archaeological site on the southern bank of the Yarkon River, in Israel.

History[edit]

Eliezer Sukenik led the excavations at the site between 1927 and 1950 as part of the work of the Palestine Exploration Fund.[1] Tel Aviv University's Institute of Archaeology first excavated the site in 1976 (Yigal Yadin and Shulamit Geva), and then from 1981 to 1995 under the direction of Ze'ev Herzog.

"Gerisa has been identified ... with the Levitical city of Gath Rimmon" [2] (Joshua 19:45) by Benjamin Mazar. Gath Rimmon is recorded as having been donated to the Levites by the tribe of Dan in Joshua 21:24 and also by the tribe of Manasseh in Joshua 21:25, but in 1 Chronicles 6:69 it is said to have been given from the lands of the tribe of Ephraim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palestine exploration quarterly, Volumes 78-79, By Palestine Exploration Fund, p.93
  2. ^ Negev,Avraham/Gibson,Shimon, Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land, New York/London 2001, p.195, ISBN 0-8264-1316-1 (English)

Further reading[edit]

  • Geva, Shulamit [1982], Tell Jerishe: The Sukenik Excavations of the Middle Bronze Age Fortifications, [Qedem 15], Jerusalem: IES, 1982.
  • Herzog, Zeev
    • [1983], IEJ 33 (1983), pp. 121–123.
    • [1984], IEJ 34 (1984), pp. 55–56.
    • [1988-1989], ESI 7-8 (1988–1989), pp. 60–62.
    • (1989–1990), ESI 9 (1989–1990), pp. 51–52.
  • Herzog, Zeev and Tsuk, T. [1996], "Tell Gerisa - 1991/1992", HA-ESI 15 (1996), pp. 60–62.
  • Rainey, Anson F. [1990], "Tel Gerisa and the Danite Inheritance", in Zeevy, R. (ed.), Israel — People and Land, Eretz Israel Museum Yearbook, 5-6 (23-24) — 5748-9 (1987-9), Tel Aviv: Eretz Israel Museum, 1990, pp. 59–72.

Coordinates: 32°05′30″N 34°48′27″E / 32.09167°N 34.80750°E / 32.09167; 34.80750