Was Khirbet Qeiyafa a Judahite City? The Case against It

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  • Nadav Na'aman Tel Aviv University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5508/jhs.2017.v17.a7

Abstract

The article critically examines the argument that Khirbet Qeiyafa was a Judahite stronghold established by king David. Detailed analysis of the published reports do not disclose any findings that connect it to either Jerusalem or the Judean and Benjaminite highlands in the 10th century BCE. On the contrary, the site conducted ramified commercial relations with districts located throughout the Land of Israel and beyond. It is evident that Khirbet Qeiyafa is connected neither to the emergence of the kingdom of Judah nor to king David, and should be studied in the context of the Shephelah, the district in which it is located.

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Published

2017-01-01

How to Cite

Na’aman, N. (2017). Was Khirbet Qeiyafa a Judahite City? The Case against It. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 17. https://doi.org/10.5508/jhs.2017.v17.a7

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