Shaaraim – The Gateway To The Kingdom Of Judah

@article{Naaman2008ShaaraimT,
  title={Shaaraim – The Gateway To The Kingdom Of Judah},
  author={Nadav Na’aman},
  journal={The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures},
  year={2008},
  volume={8}
}
  • N. Na’aman
  • Published 31 December 2008
  • History
  • The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
The article discusses the location of the city of Shaaraim mentioned in Josh 15:36 and 1 Sam 17:52. It first argues that its proposed identification with Khirbet Qeiyafa, north of the Elah Valley is mistaken. Then it argues that Shaaraim is located on the main road that led from the Valley of Elah to the city of Gath. This article proposes that the place-name Shaaraim means “gate" and that the city was named so because it was located on the western border of Judah with Philistia, a place that… 
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  • History
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  • 2012
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