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Title / Description: Iron SpearpointCommentary: The spear was a stabbing weapon and consisted of a wodden shaft with a blade or point attached. In general, iron spearpoints were preferred over bronze because of their hardness and ability to hold a sharp edge. This iron spearpoint was found in a 604 B.C.E. destruction layer at Ashkelon.
Author / Creator: NA
Provenance: Ashkelon, Israel
Date: 604 B.C.E.
Author of Commentary: D. N. Phinney
Source: King, Philip J. Life in Biblical Israel
(Louisville, KY:Westminster John Knox Press, 2001)
Reference: Page 225, Ill. 106