For a complete history of the site, see Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, and Manfred Oeming, “Tel Azekah 113 Years After—Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site,” Near Eastern Archaeology 75.4 (2012), pp. 196–206; Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, and Manfred Oeming, “Tel Azekah after Four Seasons of Excavations: Expected and (especially) Unexpected Results,” in Oded Lipschits and Aren M. Maeir, eds., The Shephelah During the Iron Age: Recent Archaeological Studies (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2017), pp. 1–25. On Azekah’s history in the Late Bronze Age, see Yuval Gadot, Sabine Kleiman, and Oded Lipschits, “A Tale of Two Cities: Tel Azekah and Tell es-Safi/Gath During the Late Bronze Age,” in Itzhaq Shai et al., eds., Tell It in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel. Essays in Honor of A.M. Maeir on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday, Ëgypten und Altes Testament (Wiesbaden: Ugarit-Verlag, forthcoming).