The History of Excavations at Tel Gezer

by Henry Curtis Pelgrift published on 12 January 2016 The archaeological site of Tel Gezer is located in central Israel at the edge of the western mountains near the Shephelah, about 9 or 10 km southwest of the city of Ramleh. Gezer was one of the famed "Solomonic" cities of the Hebrew Bible, said to …

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Lachish—Key to the Israelite Conquest of Canaan?

  It is now more than seven years since my first report to BAR readers on the excavation at Biblical Lachish (“Answers at Lachish,”BAR 05:06). At that time, I primarily discussed Iron Age Lachish, the Lachish of the Judean monarchy. Judean Lachish was twice conquered and destroyed. Lachish Level III was conquered and destroyed in 701 B.C. by …