Notes on Three South Canaanite Sites in the el-Amarna Correspondence

Ido Koch*

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The author addresses three geographical issues that emerge from the el-Amarna correspondence, all related to south Canaan: the identification of Yurza and Bit-NIN.URTA and the location of a coastal polity between Ashkelon and Jaffa. He suggests placing Yurza at Tel Haror, Bit-NIN.URTA at Deir el-‘Azar (biblical Kiriath-jearim) and identifying Yavne-Yam (Mu azu) as a center of a south Canaanite city-state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bit-NIN.URTA
  • Gerar
  • Kiriath-Jearim
  • Mu azu
  • Tel Haror
  • Yavne-Yam
  • Yurza


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