New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region V

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Collected Papers
Volume V, 2011

Editors: David Amit, Guy D. Stiebel and Orit Peleg-Barkat

CONTENTS

7 Editorial Introduction (Hebrew)
David Amit, Guy D. Stiebel and Orit Peleg-Barkat
9 Excavations in the Jerusalem Region, 2010-2011 (Hebrew)
David Amit

THE TEMPLE MOUNT – NEW STUDIES

17 Four Stages of Development of the Temple Mount (Hebrew)
Joseph Patrich and Marcus Edelcopp
38 The Royal Stoa of the Herodian Temple Mount: A Proposed Reconstruction (Hebrew)
Orit Peleg-Barkat
52 Two Fatimid Inscriptions from the el-Aqsa Mosque: A New Reading (Hebrew)
Omar Abed Rabbo

CULT IN JERUSALEM

67 A Cultic Structure of the Middle Bronze IIB-C Period in Nahal Refa’aim (Walajeh) (Hebrew)
Daniel Ein Mor
78 An Assemblage of Rooms and Rock-cut Installations of the Iron II Period from the City of David (Hebrew)
Yana Tchekhanovets
96 Miniature Icons box from the Giv’ati Parking lot excavations (Hebrew)
Omar Abed Rabbo
104 The Nea Church of St. Mary Theotokos: An Architectural Discussion (Hebrew)
Oren Gutfeld

JERUSALEM IN THE MUSLIM PERIOD

121 A Reconsideration of Settlement Around Jerusalem at the End of the Byzantine Period and in the Early Muslim Period (Hebrew)
Zubair ‘Adawi
142 The “Southern Hammam” and Khan Tankaz – Which was First? (Hebrew)
Harve H. Barbé and Taufik Deadle
158 New Discoveries in Madrasat el-Baladiyeh near the Gate of the Chain (Hebrew)
Yuval Baruch, Shachar Poni and Neria Sapir

The Coins of Jerusalem and its Environs

169 The Earliest Coin of Judea (Hebrew)
Haim Gitler
179 Power and Rule – Jerusalem Coins of Alexander Jannaeus (Hebrew)
Guy D. Stiebel
*7 A First Century CE Mint South of Jerusalem? Archaeological Context 
Fanny Vitto
*16 A First Century CE Mint South of Jerusalem? Numismatic Evidence
Donald T. Ariel

NEW STUDIES OF JERUSALEM AND ITS REGION

*24 Excavations of Saint John Prodomos, Jerusalem
Jean-Baptist Humbert
185 A Monument (Nympheon?) and Other Remains from the Second Temple Period West of the Temple MountThe Excavations of the Giant Causeway 2010-2011 (Hebrew)
Alexander Onn and Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah
200 Excavations at Horvat Midras in the Judaean Shephelah 2010-2011: Preliminary Report (Hebrew)
mir Ganor, Alon Klein, Rina Avner and Boaz Zissu