Naturally, sites like Tel Dothan (Master 2013b), Taanach
(Glock 1993), and Turan (Shalem and Gal 2000), which were destroyed in the late ninth century and not resettled in the eighth, will not be discussed here.
E, <<A Prince of Taanach
of the Fifteenth Century>>, BASOR 94 (1944) 12-27.
11:10-11), who also slew the petty kings of Taanach
, Megiddo, Jokneam, Dor and other towns (Josh.
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.
CLXXIX:13 y CCVII:24), estrato II B de Taanach
(Rast 1978: figs.
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.
19 Kings came, they fought; then fought the kings of Canaan at Taanach
by the waters of Megiddo; no plunder of silver did they take.
Megiddo was destroyed a century later and Taanach
in the following century.
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.