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Archaeologist Says This Is King David’s Citadel

Archaeologist Says This Is King David’s Citadel

An archaeologist in Israel believes that his team has found the “Citadel of Zion” captured by King David in the Book of Samuel. Eli Shukron told Fox News, “This is what King David took from the Jebusites. The whole site we can compare to the Bible perfectly.” Shukron even says that there was a water shaft found at the $10 million excavation site, which he claims is the same one mentioned in the Biblical story that was used by David to covertly access the walled city. However, not everyone agrees with the somewhat controversial archaeologist.

Critics dispute the most recent discovery—pointing to the lack of pottery from David’s era as well as the methodology of using the Bible as an archaeological guide. Shukron’s decades long research into the site has also become politically divisive. As Fox notes, the dig “took place in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem and was financed by an organization that settles Jews in guarded homes in Arab areas of east Jerusalem in an attempt to prevent the city from being divided” …

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