Elusive Fortified City of King Rehoboam Found in Southern Israel

A recent discovery from the kingdom of Judah’s second city.
Tel Lachish from above.

The ancient city of Lachish in southern Israel is one of the most excavated sites in the Holy Land. It is mentioned in the Bible during the time of Jeremiah, and further back during the time of King Hezekiah. Earlier, the Bible notes that it was King Rehoboam, King David’s grandson, who first fortified the Israelite city around 920 bce. And yet, all the excavations at Lachish have failed to uncover a fortified city from the time of Rehoboam. Until now.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the recent discovery of a large wall from Rehoboam’s city that confirms the biblical construction date of the city.

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