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Near Ayelet HaShahar in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

Canaanite Temple

 
 
Canaanite Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
1. Canaanite Temple Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

The southern temple was in use from the Middle Bronze Age until the Late Bronze Age (17th-14th centuries BCE). The temple was originally a prominent structure, with wide, well-constructed walls, and its three strata of stone pavements attest to its continuous existence. A niche in the western wall, directly opposite the entrance, probably held the divine statue (which was not preserved). A deep, stone-lined pit (favissa) located in the center of the temple contained many clay vessels, including ritual ones, and numerous bones of animals.

English Text on Marker Timeline:

Canaanite Hazor (Greater Hazor) 1720-1100 BCE
Middle Canaanite Period IIb
Late Canaanite Period (to Destruction of Canaanite Hazor - 1250 BCE)
Occupational Gap 1250-1100 BCE

Israelite Hazor 1100-732 BCE
Israelite Period I (Period of the Settlement of the Tribes and Judges) 1100-950 BCE
Israelite Period IIa (Reign of Solomon) 950-850 BCE
Israelite Period IIb (Reign of Ahab to Destruction of the Kingdom of Israel) 850-732 BCE
 
Location.
Canaanite Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
2. Canaanite Temple Marker
View of maker at the site of the ruins of the Canaanite Temple.
33° 1.035′ N, 35° 34.078′ E. Marker is near Ayelet HaShahar, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Rosh Pina - Metulla Road just east of Northern District Route 90, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Tel Hazor National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Canaanite Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Tel Hazor National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "Solomonic Gate" (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Canaanite Kings of Hazor (within shouting distance of this marker); Tel Hazor - The Largest Tel in Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Israelite Hazor (within shouting distance of this marker); Water System (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chorazin in Christian Sources (approx. 11.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ayelet HaShahar.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Tel Hazor National Park, in midst of the ruins of the various layers of ancient cultures. It is my impression that these ancient ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Israel, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in these particular ruins are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Hazor is also part of the Biblical record, being referenced nineteen (19) times, in eight (8) different books of the Old Testament.
 
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Canaanite Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
3. Canaanite Temple Marker
Distant view of the marker (lower left corner of picture) in the midst of the Canaanite Temple ruins.
Canaanite Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
4. Canaanite Temple Marker
View of visitors approaching the site of the Canaanite Temple and the featured marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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