11:10-11), who also slew the petty kings of Taanach
, Megiddo, Jokneam, Dor and other towns (Josh.
Megiddo was destroyed a century later and Taanach
in the following century.
It provides support for the possibility, which has not yet been definitively established, that this was Sisera's city of residence and that it was from there that the chariots set out on their way to the battle against the Israelite tribes, located between the ancient sites of Taanach
and Megiddo," Prof.
But mostly it is Canaanites in a list of named towns and their unnamed but connected villages: Bethshean, Taanach
, Dor, Ibleam and Megiddo (Judges 1: 27); Gezer (Judges 1: 29); Kitron and Nahalol (Judges 1: 30).
Recent excavations in Palestine, at Gezer, Taanach
, and Megiddo, have revealed regular cemeteries round the heathen altars, in which skeletons of scores of infants have been found, showing traces of slaughter and partial consumption by sacrificial fire.
Ti'innik, a small village along the northern border of the West Bank (Figure 1), is situated on the east slopes of tell Taanach
One is the logical parallel between Harosheth-haggoiim in Judges 4 with "at Taanach
on the waters of Megiddo" of Judges 5:19.
Only at a few sites, notably Taanach
and Kumidi, have remnants of what were clearly archival groups turned up, comprising letters along with other kinds of texts.
These range from well-known texts such as the Taanach
letters, which have been studied and translated a number of times (Taanach
1-2, 5-6), to mere scraps of clay, and include texts belonging to a wide variety of genres, including literature, royal inscriptions, letters, administrative texts, inscribed cylinder seals, lexical texts, mathematical texts, omens, and a magical/medical text.
Fowler, "Concerning the 'Cultic' Structure at Taanach
," ZDVP 100 (1984): 30-34.
Glen Taylor's view that the quadruped depicted on the Taanach
stand is a horse and not a calf, and she favorably discusses his notion that the empty space on one of the stand's tiers represented an attempt to render Yahweh as an aniconic figure (although it may have been an effort to allow a view of the fire inside as a marker of Yahweh's presence).
MB (DUMU) E-ze-e from Taanach
may alternatively be Hurrian (for a West Semitic etymology, see Sivan 1984, 205).