The Institute publishes the Qedem Series (edited by Sue Grodetsky until 2013 and by Nava Panitz-Cohen from 2014).  

These monographs are the main venue of publication for reports on the Institute’s excavations and their finds.

The volumes are published in English and appear in two formats: Qedem and Qedem Reports.

In addition to Qedem, research conducted by the Institute’s faculty and advanced students are published in books and peer-reviewed international journals.

To order the Qedem and Qedem Report volumes, please contact: 

Israel Exploration Society

P.O.B. 7041

Jerusalem 9107001, Israel

Tel.: 972-2-6257991

Fax: 972-2-6247772







The excavation of Tell Qasile, situated on a bank of the River Yarkon in north Tel Aviv, was resumed in 1971-1974. Area C proved to be the sacred area of the Philistine town, offering a unique opportunity to excavate a Philistine sanctuary that underwent a series of architectural changes in Strata XII-VII of the late 12th-late 10th centuries BCE. A thorough description of the architectural remains, with numerous plans and sections, is followed by a comparative study of temples in Syria-Palestine, Cyprus, and the Aegean. The rich assemblage of exotic cult objects, including anthropomorphic and zoomorphic vessels, masks, stands, kernoi and figurines, is presented in detail and their cultural connections are studied. Qedem 20 (1985) treats the pottery and small finds from Tell Qasile and discusses the chronological, cultural, and historical conclusions to be drawn from the excavations at the site.

Price: $20
See also: Qedem