Dennis Cole

THEN AND NOW. Ranging from 6 to 11 feet in height, ten monolithic stones stand in a row at the Gezer High Place. First excavated by R.A.S. Macalister in the early 1900s, Gezer was later re-excavated by Hebrew Union College from 1964 to 1974, the period from which this photograph comes. William G. Dever served as director for the majority of these excavation seasons.

While the high place was originally thought to be a place of child sacrifice, now it is better interpreted as commemorating a covenant made at the site.