We do not count a few rock-cuttings that some scholars, eager to identify “cultic” remains, have defined as altars. See Shmuel Yeivin, “Bamah,” Encyclopaedia Biblica, vol. 2, pp. 149–152 (in Hebrew). In Petra and its vicinity, many rock-hewn altars are known (see Gustave Dalman, Petra und seine Heiligtümer [Leipzig, 1908], pp. 79–82), but they are not relevant here as they belong to another cultural world, that of the Nabataeans in the first century B.C.E and first century C.E.