Another Davidic City Discovered, But is it Biblical Ziklag?

Davidic-era vessels being unearthed at Khirbet a-Ra’i
Excavation expedition to Khirbet a-Ra‘i

“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.

Show Notes

‘We Have Found Biblical Ziklag’

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