Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Judean Shephelah: Some Considerations

  title={Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Judean Shephelah: Some Considerations},
  author={Yehudah Dagan},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={68 - 81}
Abstract The excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have attracted attention recently following the discovery of a city gate and the proposals of the excavators that it be dated to the 10th century BCE and identified with biblical Sha'arayim. Based on my survey of the site, I suggest an alternative settlement history and a different interpretation of the construction stages of the circumference wall. I also propose an alternative identification of the biblical city of Sha'arayim. 
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