A king’s view of Khirbet Qeiyafa

Archeological evidence supports the belief that the biblical city of Sha’arayim was located just above the Elah valley.

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January 2, 2014 10:59
A view of what is left of King David’s palace.

A view of what is left of King David’s palace.. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)

 
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‘Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Socoh in Judah. They pitched camp between Socoh and Azekah.

Saul and the Israelites camped in the Valley of Elah... The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them” (1 Samuel 17:1-3).

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