King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

//King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

Dating to around the time of King David 3,000 years ago, what may be the earliest fortified settlement in the Golan Heights was recently discovered during salvage excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. Incredible rock etchings of two figures holding their arms aloft — possibly at prayer with what could be a moon — were uncovered inside the unique fort, which was dated to circa 11th-9th century BCE.

The striking find is being tentatively linked to the Geshurite people, whose capital is recorded in the Bible as having been located nearby, to the north of the Sea of Galilee.

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