An earlier scholarly treatment of this topic may be found in Jeffrey R. Zorn, “The Burials of the Judean Kings: Sociohistorical Considerations and Suggestions” in A.M. Maier and P. Miroschedji, eds., “I Will Speak the Riddle of Ancient Times”: Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006), pp. 801–820.