Garth H Gilmour


Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology

Faculty / College Address:

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies


Research Interests:

  • Archaeology of early Israelite religion
  • Eastern Mediterranean trade in the Late Bronze Age
  • The archaeology of Jerusalem

Current Projects:

Final Report of the Palestine Exploration Fund Excavations in the City of David, Jerusalem, from 1923 to 1925.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Israel: the Iron Age (1200-332 B.C.E.) [M.St. course]

Recent Publications:

  • forthcoming Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations, 1990-1996, Field INW/SW: The Summit of the Northeast Acropolis, Late Bronze Age–Iron Age II, by S. Gitin and T. Dothan. Ekron Final Field Report Series 12. (Contributor)
  • 2014 Gezer VI: The Objects from Phases I and II. Annual of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Vol. X. Winona Lake, Eisenbrauns
  • 2014 "Iconism and Aniconism in the Period of the Monarchy: Was There an Image of the Deity in the Jerusalem Temple?" In H. Ewence and H. Spurling (editors) Visualizing Jews through the Ages: Literary and Material Representations of Jewishness and Judaism. London and New York, Routledge
  • 2014 “A Late Iron Age Cult Stand from Gezer.” In John R. Spencer, Robert A. Mullins, and Aaron J. Brody (editors) Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin. Winona Lake, Eisenbrauns, 2014: 81-93
  • 2014 Book Review of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, Vols. 1–2, by Daniel M. Master (Oxford, 2013). American Journal of Archaeology 118 (3), published online at
  • 2012 (with K.M. Kitchen) “Pharaoh Sety II and Egyptian Political Relations with Canaan at the End of the Late Bronze Age.” Israel Exploration Journal 62 (1): 1-21
  • 2011 “The Ancient Near East Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.” Near Eastern Archaeology 74 (2): 124-128
  • 2009 “An Iron Age II pictorial inscription from Jerusalem illustrating Yahweh and Asherah.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 141 (2): 87-103
  • 2005 Book Review: A.G. Vaughn and A.E. Killebrew (editors) Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period (Leiden, 2003). Near Eastern Archaeology 68 (4): 197-199
  • 2005 “Dan”, “Hazor”, “Megiddo”, “Shechem” and “Shiloh”. In H. G. M. Williamson and Bill T. Arnold (editors) Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Downers Grove, Ill., InterVarsity Press
  • 2005 “Archaeology, Modern Israeli”, “Mazar, Benjamin” and 16 other entries in G. Abramson (editor) Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture. London and New York, Routledge
  • 2002 “Foreign Burials in Late Bronze Age Palestine.” Near Eastern Archaeology 65 (2), 112-119
  • 2000 “The Archaeology of Cult in the Ancient Near East: Methodology and Practice.” Old Testament Essays 13 (3), 283-292
  • 1997 “The Nature and Function of Astragalus Bones from Archaeological Contexts in the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean.” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 16 (2), 167-175

Further Info:

  • Administrator, European Association for Jewish Studies