Beth Shean: Bibliography

The Bibliography for Beth Shean (also spelt Beth Shan / Beisan) represents the published reports and discussions available in most good archaeological libraries.

For journal and monograph abbreviations, click here.

general treatments

Tzori, N.

“An Archaeological Survey of the Beth Shan Valley”, in The Beth Shean Valley [17th Annual Archaeological Convention], pp.135-198 (Hebrew).

bronze and iron age city

Braun, Eliot

2004 Early Beth Shan (Strata XIX-XIII) – G.M. FitzGerald’s Deep Cut on the Tell, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2004.

Finkelstein, Israel

1996 “The Stratigraphy and Chronology of Megiddo and Beth-Shan in the 12th-11th Centuries BCE”, TA 23 (1996), pp.170-184.

Fitzgerald, G.M.

1930 The Four Canaanite Temples of Beth-shan: the Pottery, Beth-shan II:2, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1930.

1932 “Excavations at Beth-Shan 1931”, PEQ (1932), pp.138-148.

1934 “Excavations at Beth-Shan 1933”, PEQ (1934), pp.123-134.

1935 “The Earliest Pottery of Beth-shan”, The Museum Journal 24 (1935), pp.5-22.

Garfinkel, Yosef

1987 “The Early Iron Age Stratigraphy of Beth Shean Reconsidered”, IEJ 37 (1987), pp.224-228.

Geva, Shulamit

1979 “A Reassessment of the Chronology of Beth Shean Strata V and IV”, IEJ 29 (1979), pp.6-10.

Greenberg, Raphael

2003 “Early Bronze Age Megiddo and Beth Shean: Discontinuous Settlement in Sociopolitical Context”, JMA 16.1 (2003), pp.17-32.

Hankey, V.

1966 “Late Mycenaean Pottery at Beth-Shan”, AJA 70 (1966), pp.169-171.

Higginbotham, C.

1999 “The Statue of Ramses III from Beth Shean”, TA 26 (1999), pp.225-232.

Horowitz, W.

1994 “Trouble in Canaan: A Letter of the el-Amarna Period on a Clay Cylinder from Beth Shean”,Qadmoniot 27 (1994), pp.84-86 (Hebrew).

1996 “An Inscribed Clay Cylinder from Amarna Age Beth Shean”, IEJ 46 (1996), pp.208-218.

James, Frances W.

1966 The Iron Age at Beth Shean: A Study of Levels VI-IV, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1966.

James, Frances W. & McGovern, Patrick E.

1993 The Late Bronze Egyptian Garrison at Beth Shan: A Study of Levels VII and VIII, 2 volumes, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1993.

Mazar, Amihai

1993 “Beth Shean in the Iron Age: Preliminary Report and Conclusions of the 1990-1991 Excavations”, IEJ 43 (1993), pp.201-229.

1997 “Four Thousand Years of History at Tel Beth-Shean”, BA 60.2 (1997), pp.62-76.

Mazar, A., Ziv-Esudri, Adi & Cohen-Weinberger, Anet

2000 “The Early Bronze Age II-III at Tel Beth Shean: Preliminary Observations”, in Philip, G. & Baird, D. (eds), Ceramics and Change in the Early Bronze Age of the Southern Levant, [Levantine Archaeology 2], Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000, pp.255-278.

Oren, Eliezer D.

1973 The Northern Cemetery of Beth-Shean, [Museum Monograph of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania], E.J. Brill: Leiden, 1973.

Porter, R.M.

1994-95 “Dating the Beth Shean Temple Sequence”, Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum 7 (1994-95), pp.52-69.

1998 “An Egyptian Temple at Tel Beth Shean and Ramesses IV”, in Eyre, C. (ed.), Seventh International Congress of Egyptologists, Cambridge, 3-9 September 1995, [Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 82], Uitgeverij Peeters: Leuven, 1998, pp.903-910.

Rowe, Alan

1930 The Topography and History of Beth-shan, Beth-shan I, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1930.

1940 The Four Canaanite Temples of Beth-shan, Beth-shan II:1, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1940.

Sweeney, Deborah

1998 “The Man on the Folding Chair: An Egyptian Relief from Beth Shean”, IEJ 48 (1998), pp.38-53.

Thompson, T.O.

1970 Mekal, the God of Beth Shean, E.J. Brill: Leiden, 1970.

Yadin, Yigael and Geva, S.

1986 Investigations at Beth Shean, The Early Iron Age Strata, [Qedem 23], Israel Exploration Society: Jerusalem, 1986.

Yannai, Eli

1996 “A New Approach to Levels VI-V at Tel Beth-Shan”, TA 23 (1996), pp.185-?

hellenistic & roman periods

Bar-Nathan, R. & Mazor, G.

1994 “Beth Shean during the Hellenistic Period”, Qadmoniot 27 (1994), pp.87-92 (Hebrew).

Fitzgerald, G.M.

1931 Beth-shan Excavations 1921-23: the Arab and Byzantine Levels, Beth-shan III, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1931.

Tsafrir, Y. and Foerster, G.

1994 “The Hebrew University Excavations at Beth Shean, 1980-1994”, Qadmoniot 27 (1994), pp.93-116.

medieval, arab & ottoman periods

Fitzgerald, G.M.

1931 Beth-shan Excavations 1921-23: the Arab and Byzantine Levels, Beth-shan III, University Museum: Philadelphia, 1931.

Hadad, Shulamit & Khamis, Elias

1998 “Inscribed Pottery Lamps from the Early Islamic Period at Beth Shean”, IEJ 48 (1998), pp.66-76.

Seligman, J.

1994 “Excavations in the Crusader Fortress at Beth Shean”, Qadmoniot 27 (1994), pp.138-141 (Hebrew).


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