“It is much larger than any known site in the land of Israel — and outside the land of Israel — in the region of Jordan, Lebanon, southern Syria,” said excavation co-director Dr. Yitzhak Paz in an IAA video.
Remnants of copper slag – the waste product left over from the metal’s extraction – provide evidence that the biblical kingdom of Edom existed in the Arava Desert today occupied by Israel and Jordan, according to archeological finds by Tel Aviv University scientists.
Researchers were surprised to find the city was far more ancient and far larger than previously thought. But despite finding a shard inscribed with Goliath’s name, they insist the Biblical account was just a myth.
Despite a legal victory protecting the rights of archaeologists working in Israel, the PA continues the attack. One Christian archaeologist stands strong, fighting to preserve irreplaceable clues to Israel’s past.
The Prophet Ezekiel’s dream-like, enigmatic vision of the Valley of Dry Bones – originally an allegory about the future return of Judeans to the Land of Israel – has become one of the cornerstones for the Jewish belief in the resurrection of the dead.
Zippori is one of the most famous and most popular archaeological sites in northern Israel. It was once a wealthy Jewish city during Roman times and is a place that also holds great importance for Christians.