Skip to comments.Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered
Posted on 08/19/2015 6:09:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region.
The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines the mortal enemies of the Israelites ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot.
The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation, Aren Maeir, of Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
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I hope they also find the remains of Goliath. It should be interesting when they uncover more of the gates for people to see.
and, whatever that thread entitled Goliath's hometown...and gates, etc., article was that SunkenCiv dug up a little while back.
First he's rooting up the countryside, then he goes to star-gazing (thanks!) then back again to spelunking plunderin' what's underin'.
The guy gets around.
When you have a family member the size of a Goliath, you need to spend money on large doors.
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