David Ussishkin, “King Solomon’s Palace and Building 1723 in Megiddo,” Israel Exploration Journal 16 (1966), p. 174. Israel Finkelstein, co-excavator of Megiddo with Ussishkin, has arrived at a different conclusion; he proposes a new chronology for early Iron Age II sites in Palestine that would date Building 1723 to the time of the ninth-century B.C.E. Omride dynasty (“The Archaeology of the United Monarchy: An Alternative View,” Levant xxviii, 1996).