“We have found biblical Ziklag,” declared a press release from the Khirbet a-Ra’i excavation team last week. A massive archaeological effort has taken place at the site over the past three years, excavating through a square kilometer of the tel and providing evidence for what could be considered King David’s “first” city.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the claim that Khirbet a-Ra’i is biblical Ziklag, and the larger point—that another Davidic-era city has been discovered.
Archaeologists propose new site as biblical Ziklag. Is it so? – Luke Chandler