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date: 15 April 2021

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This articledescribes the condition of Israel during the Iron Age II. It analyses archaeological evidence to determine Israel’s settlement patterns during this period, state formation, and the rise of regional kingdoms during the tenth and ninth centuries BCE. The article also considers the political situation of Israel in the shadow of the Assyrian Empire during the late ninth–mid/late eighth century BCE and discusses Israel’s cultural and commercial interconnections.

Keywords: Israel, Iron Age II, settlement patterns, state formation, regional kingdoms, Assyrian Empire, commercial interconnections, cultural interconnections

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