Judean Cult at the time of King David
Yosef Garfinkel's dynamic lecture presents the excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and their insights into the earliest Judean cult. Dating to the tenth century B.C.E.—the time of King David—Khirbet Qeiyafa is the only known fortified Judahite city of the era, and it continues to yield astounding finds. Recent excavations at the site have uncovered standing stones and small religious structures containing the earliest Jewish aniconic imagery. Watch as Garfinkel weaves new excavation data through traditional and contemporary Biblical scholarship to reshape our understanding of the development of Biblical Israel and early Jewish cultic practice. Garfinkel takes you on a tour through the city gates to a meeting point of Biblical history, historiography and archaeology.
Originally presented at Bible Fest 2010 in Atlanta, GA.
About the lecturer: Yosef Garfinkel is the Yigael Yadin Chair of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has been directing the excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa since 2007.
Run time: Approx. 54 minutes