Just got news that a very nice volume, edited by Angelika Berlejung (Leipzig), entitled: Disaster and Relief Management – Katastrophen und iher Bewaeltigung, has appeared. This volume, which is the proceedings of a very nice conference which I had the honor to participate in, and was held in Leipzig in October 2010.
Among the various articles in this volume, there is an article by yours truly on Gath after Hazael, which is entitled:
Maeir, A. M. 2012. Philistia and the Judean Shephelah After Hazael and the “Uzziah Earthquake.” The Power Play Between the Philistines, Judahites and Assyrians in the 8th Century BCE in Light of the Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath. In Disaster and Relief Management – Katastrophen und Ihre Bewältigung, ed. A. Berlejung. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 81. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
In this study, I summarize the relevant finds and discuss the historical context of Gath after the destruction by Hazael in the late 9th cent., and place it within the larger historical and archaeological context of the late 9th, 8th and 7th centuries BCE, with reference to the relevant written sources.
UPDATE: The volume has arrived (and it is very nice).
Anyone interested in a pdf of my article is welcome to contact me.