Personal Names on Iron Age I Bronze Arrowheads:Characteristics and Implications

Citation:

Golub, M.R., 2021. Personal Names on Iron Age I Bronze Arrowheads:Characteristics and Implications. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 2 , pp. 16-40. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y8uobc5c

Abstract:

This study analyzes 110 personal names found on 63 Phoenician
inscribed bronze arrowheads, each owned by a different individual.
Except for one item discovered in situ, all the arrowheads came from
the antiquities market. Most of the arrowheads are paleographically
dated to the Iron Age I. The study reveals similarities between the
arrowhead onomasticon and the Iron Age II Phoenician onomasticon.
These similarities suggest that the arrowhead onomasticon is a typical
Phoenician collection of names and that most of the arrowheads are
probably authentic. The few differences between the two onomastica
may be attributed to changing onomastic trends over time, from the Iron
Age I to the Iron Age II.

See also: Jerubba‘al