Volume 25 Number 2 1998

CONTENTS

Irit Ziffer: Professor Pirhiya Beck (1931-1998)
In Memoriam ..................................................................................... 139

Oren Tal and Noga Blockman: A Salvage Excavation at Tel Hamid
(The Lower Terrace) .......................................................................... 142

Pirhiya Beck: Middle Bronze Age Cylinder Seal and Cylinder Seal
Impression from Lachish .................................................................... 174

Ora Negbi: "Were There Sea Peoples in the Central Jordan Valley
at the Transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age?"
Once Again ........................................................................................ 184

Israel Finkelstein: Notes on the Stratigraphy and Chronology of
Iron Age Ta'anach ............................................................................. 208

Nadav Na'aman: Two Notes on the History of Ashkelon and Ekron
in the Late Eighth-Seventh Centuries B.C.E. ..................................... 219

Ran Zadok: On the Reliability of the Genealogical and Prosopographical
Lists of the Israelites in the Old Testament ........................................ 228

Nili Liphschitz: Timber Identification of Wooden Egyptian Objects
in Museum Collections in Israel ......................................................... 255