1. For more on Late Bronze Age Azekah, see Oded Lipschits et al., “The Last Days of Canaanite Azekah,” BAR, January/February 2019.


1. For a detailed analysis and reconstruction of the temple, see Hannah Ripps, The House of the Rising Sun: The Late Bronze Temple of Azekah Area E3, M.A. Thesis (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2023).

2. See Amihai Mazar, “Temples of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages and the Iron Age,” in A. Kempinski and R. Reich, eds., The Architecture of Ancient Israel: From the Pre-historic to the Persian Periods (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1992), pp. 161–187.

3. Deborah Sweeney et al., “A Triad Amulet from Tel Azekah,” Israel Exploration Journal 68 (2018), pp. 129–149.

4. The authors would like to acknowledge Nitsan Shalom (Area E3 Supervisor) for her valuable contribution to this article.