Recent summary of literature: John S. Holladay, Jr., “The Four-Room House,” in Eric M. Meyers, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East vol. 2 (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997), pp. 337–342. Further reading: Yigal Shiloh, “The Four-Room House: Its Situation and Function in the Israelite City,” Israel Exploration Journal (IEJ) 20 (1970), pp. 180–190, and “The Four-Room House—The Israelite Type-House?” Eretz-Israel 11 (1973), pp. 277–285 (in Hebrew); Volkmar Fritz, “Bestimmung und Herkunft des Pfeilerhauses in Israel,” Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palastina-Vereins (ZDPV) 93 (1977), pp. 30–45; F. Braemer, L’architecture domestique du Levant à l’age du fer (Paris, 1982), pp. 102–105; George Ernest Wright, Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine (Leiden-Köln, 1985), pp. 134–136, 225–229, 294–298 and Figure 31, 194.