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Khirbet Kerak Ware
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An archaeological convention (often “KKW”) referring to a unique type of Palestinian pottery from the 3rd millennium bc that was first discovered in the early 20th century at Khirbet el-Kerak, generally identified as ancient Beth Yerah. The pottery is clearly distinct from locally made ceramics and thus indicates the presence of an early Transcaucasian culture that migrated to Palestine from the north in the Early Bronze Age.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Kerak Ware
Khirbet Kerak Ware An archaeological convention (often “KKW”) referring to a unique type of Palestinian pottery from the 3rd millennium bc that was first discovered in the early 20th century at Khirbet el-Kerak, generally identified as ancient Beth Yerah. The pottery is clearly distinct from locally
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Kerak Ware
KHIRBET KERAK WARE. This term designates a distinctive assemblage of ceramic forms found at a number of sites in Palestine, Syria, and E Anatolia dating to the EB III. The name “Khirbet Kerak Ware” was given to this pottery group by W. F. Albright in the 1930s when the ware was first found in large quantities
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KERAK WARE, KHIRBET
KERAK WARE, KHIRBET. The ceramic assemblage Khirbet Kerak Ware (KKW) derives its name from Khirbet Kerak, known today as Beth-Yerah, where these ceramics were discovered. It has a shiny red and black surface treatment. The coarse, highly durable, and low-fired clay was suitable for large and small bowls,