Chapter 9. Ashdod and the Material Remains of Domestic Cults in the Philistine Coastal Plain

  1. John Bodel Professor2 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor3
  1. Rüdiger Schmitt doctorate research assistant

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch9

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Schmitt, R. (2008) Ashdod and the Material Remains of Domestic Cults in the Philistine Coastal Plain, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Münster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Ancient World: Comparative Histories

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175791

Online ISBN: 9781444302974

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Keywords:

  • family religion and archaeology of Palestine;
  • domestic cults in philistine coastal plain;
  • typological chart of Philistine terracotta figurines;
  • Potter's sanctuary at Ashdod;
  • material remains of domestic cult;
  • assemblages of terracotta figurines, non-utilitarian objects of pottery - used in cultic activities of the family

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Family Religion and the Archaeology of Palestine

  • General Problems of Philistine Material Culture

  • The Typology of the Figurines

  • A Potter's Sanctuary at Ashdod

  • Material Remains of Domestic Cult

  • Conclusions