Sanctuaries and Cults at Khirbet Qeiyafa; Yosef Garfinkel, PhD; February 1, 2013
New findings at Khirbet Qeiyafa provide evidence that a cult existed at the site. Standing stones, altars, shrines, and libation vessels all point to the inhabitants’ religious practices. However, there is something unique about these cultic items. What does the lack of images tell archaeologists about the nature of this cult? Do these imageless cultic items tie in with the peculiar local diet? How do these findings relate with the biblical mandates on food and worship? Yosef Garfinkel, PhD, flies in from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to provide his highly respected view on both the definitive existence of sanctuaries and the role of the cult in this ancient city.
Yosef Garfinkel (PhD 1992, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is co-director of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project and the Yigael Yadin Chair in Archaeology of Eretz Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Currently, he is co-director for The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Garfinkel, Yosef and Southern Adventist University, "Sanctuaries and Cults at Khirbet Qeiyafa; Yosef Garfinkel, PhD; February 1, 2013" (2013). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 21.