Iron Age, the designation of an archaeological period during which iron artifacts began to come into common use. In the Levant, the Iron Age began around 1200 bce. Iron had been utilized as early as 2700 bce in Mesopotamia and Egypt, but only came into Israel at this later period because of the slower
Iron AgeIron Age, the designation of an archaeological period during which iron artifacts began to come into common use. In Palestine the Iron Age began around 1200 b.c. Iron had been utilized as early as 2700 b.c. in Mesopotamia and Egypt but only came into Israel at this later period because of the
Iron AgeThe stage in human cultural and technological development called the Iron Age is characterized by the smelting of iron and its widespread use in tools. Smelting is a process through which metalworkers extract a metal from an ore (metal-containing rock). The Iron Age followed the very long Stone
Iron Age. The era between the death of Charlemagne and the close of the Carlovingian dynasty is so called from its almost ceaseless wars. It is sometimes called the leaden age for its worthlessness, and the dark age for its barrenness of learned men.Iron Age. The age of cruelty and hard-heartedness.
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IRON AGE. An archaeological period spanning 1200 to 586 (the destruction of Jerusalem) or 539 bce (the rise of the Persian Empire), subdivided into: Iron IA (1200–1150), Iron IB (1150–1000), Iron IIA (1000–900), Iron IIB (900–700), Iron IIC (700–586/539). The Iron Age is differentiated from the preceding
2. Iron Age (1200–586 bce)The highly condensed story of David’s conquest of Jerusalem from the Jebusites (2 Sam 5:6–9; 1 Chr 11:4–8) abounds in problems, and no certitude is to be had regarding details. The name of the town as Jebus, and the identity of the Jebusites is still debated (seeJEBUS, JEBUSITES).
D. Iron Age I and II (ca. 1200–975 and 975–587/86 bce)There is an essential overlap between the historical period of Iron Age I (ca. 1200–975 bce) and what can be called the period of the Judges. Tribal Israel eventually emerges as the strongest political force in Cisjordan with the rise of David and