The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine offers a view of life in an ancient Near Eastern agricultural society. The exhibit contains a full scale replica of an ancient Israelite home. The exhibit is arranged in terms of the buildings - the houses - associated with the different levels of that society: family dwelling, palace and temple.
|c. 1200–586 BCE||This “House of the Father” was the basic unit of Israelite society through which the ancient Israelites organized their social, economic, and religious worlds.|
|c. 1200–586 BCE||This arrangement parallels the ancients' own view of their social organization as a three-tiered hierarchy of nested households, where each level of the hierarchy was contained within the next higher level.|
|c. 1200–586 BCE||The Harvard Semitic Museum, where the exhibit is located.|
|Latest Update: August 14, 2016|