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Archaeologists Say They’ve Discovered an Ancient Biblical City

Archaeologists Say They’ve Discovered an Ancient Biblical City

A somewhat obscure biblical city may have been found in Israel.

Teams from the Israel Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Macquarie University in Sydney say that a recent excavation has uncovered the city of Ziklag, which played a small but important role in the story of David.

While David was on the run from King Saul, the Bible says that David took refuge in the Philistine city. The Book of Nehemiah also mentions Ziklag.

Archaeologists have been searching for the city for years. The site of the recent dig contains artifacts consistent with a Philistine civilization. Also, evidence at the site suggests that the city was destroyed by a large fire, which would be consistent with the Bible saying that Ziklag was destroyed by the Amalekites.

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