Thursday, November 12, 2020

An Iron-Age fortress in the Golan

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Geshurite Fort Excavated. Iron Age Building belonged to the Geshurites, the people of Maachah, who, in the Biblical account, married King David and bore Absalom and Tamar (Jonathan Laden). The headline is more confident than the story. There is some circumstantial evidence that could associate the fortress with the Geshurites. That seems likely enough. But so far there is no inscription that says, "Welcome to the Fortress of the Geshurites."

(Story first brought to my attention by reader David Schottenfels.)

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