Horned Altar from Megiddo

Photo credit:H. G. May
Size:67cm high
30cm wide
Current location:Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
Inventory Number:251
Excavation:The Oriental Institute, Chicago (1925-39)


Horned altars appear in the Old Testament in a variety of passages: Exodus 29:12; 37:25; Lev 4:7, 18ff.; 8:15; 9:9; 16:18; 1 Kings 1:50-51; 2:28; Psalm 118:27; Jeremiah 17:1; Ezekiel 43:15, 20; Amos 3:14.

Bibliography and Weblinks

Haak, Robert D. "Altar." In Anchor Bible Dictionary, edited by David Noel Freedman, 1:162-67. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
May, Herbert G. Material Remains of the Megiddo Cult. Oriental Institute Publications 26. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935.
Mazar, Amihai. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
The History of Megiddo
The Megiddo Expedition: Picture Gallery
Megiddo National Park
Model of Israelite Megiddo
Ussishkin, David. "Megiddo." In Anchor Bible Dictionary, edited by David Noel Freedman, 4:666-79. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

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