“ki” is an unpronounced determinative indicating that the name which precedes it is the name of a city, building, or region.


Biblica, 60 (1979), 461–490.


The work of such scholars as Herman Kees, Ancient Egypt, a Cultural Topography (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961) and Jac. Janssen, Commodity Prices from the Ramesside Period (Leiden: Brill, 1975) stands out as notable exceptions.


See the following BAR articles: Adam Zertal, “Has Joshua’s Altar Been Found on Mt. Ebal?” BAR 11:01; Aharon Kempinski, “Joshua’s Altar—An Iron Age I Watchtower,” BAR 12:01; Zertal, “How Can Kempinski Be So Wrong!” BAR 12:01; Hershel Shanks, “Two Early Israelite Cult Sites Now Questioned,” BAR 14:01.