Pieter Gert van der Veen

Pieter Gert van der Veen
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz | JGU · Department of The Old Testament

Habil., Ph.D., Lit. Theol. B.A.


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Pieter Gert van der Veen is currently senior lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Department of The Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. The title of his Habilitationtreatise was: ‘Dating the Iron Age IIB Archaeological Horizon in Israel and Judah A reinvestigation of representative crucial ‘Neo-Assyrian (Period)’ sillographic and ceramic chronological markers (c. 760–642 B.C.)' The treatise will be published as mononograph in the series Ägypten und Altes Testament in due time.
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Privatdozent für Palästina-Archäologie
January 1994 - September 1997
  • Teacher of Old Testament
January 1991 - December 1992
Ecole superieure (Chad)
  • Teacher of Old Testament, Dogmatics and Archaeology (1991–1992)


Publications (8)
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Manfred Görg proposed to read the name Israel on a broken Egyptian inscription äm 21687, which is now kept in the storage facilities of the New Museum in Berlin. New research during the last number of years has confirmed this reading, although the writing of the name is different from that of the Merenptah inscription. Some characteristics appear t...
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In a recent article Goren and Arie (2014) concluded that the two unprovenanced bul- lae of Berekhyahu the Scribe “are modern creations, reflecting a series of technolo- gical misconceptions, anachronisms, and technological errors.” Both bullae were impressed by the same seal and contain the Palaeo-Hebrew inscription: LBRKYHW BN NRYHW HSPR, i.e. “Be...


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Projects (3)
There exists increasing evidence that the terminal phase of Iron Age IIB did not already end in 701 BC when the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib destroyed Lachish and some other sites in the Shephelah region. It is believed that the impact of the latter's raids was less dramatic than has been held by multiple scholars. Besides Jerusalem (which was besieged but not conquered) it is very doubtful that the Assyrians actually sought to destroy the infrastructure of Judah's flourishing towns and villages, let alone of the important trading stations in the Arad-Beersheba valley. Manifold examples will be presented (including lammelek stamps, Assyrian imported and imitated pottery styles, iconography on seals and bullae etc.) to show that the terminus ad quem of Iron Age IIB encompassed the reign of king Manasseh, Hezekiah's son and successor. Also the end of Iron Age IIA is believed to be later than hitherto thought as some evidence now suggests. This period may have lastet at least until the middle of the 8th century BC (as confirmed by 14C ) and in some areas could have overlapped with early Iron Age IIB as late as the reigns of kings Ahaz and his son Hezekiah (early reign).