From http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org “excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have had an enormous impact on our understanding of the formation of the Kingdom of Israel. The only known Judahite fortified city dating to the time of Saul and David, Khirbet Qeiyafa has reshaped debates on urbanism during the early Israelite monarchy. The 2008 discovery of the Qeiyafa Ostracon has captivated the attention of epigraphers and archaeologists alike…”
After reading the articles and the videos, my first impression on this is that the location of the site would be critical to both David and Saul, because of the proximity to the Philistine border. It will be very interesting to see what else comes to light in future years.
- Qeiyafa Ostracon Relates the Birth of the Kingdom of Israel 2016, The Biblical Archaeology Society.
- The Khirbet Qeiyafa – Ostracon, and
- The Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Khirbet Qeiyafa Ostracon, from Archaeology 101 Films, Youtube.
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