Jeroboam II's Temples

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In this article I deal with the geographical pattern of the North Israelite temples during the first half of the 8th century BCE. The Israelite temples can be divided into two groups: 1) Those located in the heartland of the kingdom, at least some of which celebrated important traditions of the North. 2) Those located on the borders of the kingdom according to its ideology, that the two Hebrew kingdoms should be ruled by a (North) Israelite king. I then review two themes in which the system of Northern temples could have influenced the cult of late-monarchic Judah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-265
Number of pages16
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • Beer-sheba
  • Bethel
  • Dan
  • Gilgal
  • Israel
  • Jeroboam II
  • Judah
  • Kiriath-jearim
  • Penuel
  • Samaria
  • Shiloh
  • centralization
  • temples
  • the Ark


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