The Location of Medieval/Pre-Modern and Biblical Ziklag

  title={The Location of Medieval/Pre-Modern and Biblical Ziklag},
  author={Jeffrey Alan Blakely},
  journal={Palestine Exploration Quarterly},
  pages={21 - 26}
  • J. Blakely
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • History
  • Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Abstract Most modern attempts to identify biblical Ziklag build on the pioneering work of Edward Robinson. Analysis of the medieval and pre-modern observations made by Father Felix Fabri, in Evagatorium in Terræ Sanctæ, Arabiæ et Egypti Peregrinationem and Sionpilger, and Eugène Roger, in La Terre Sainte, provide support for the identification of biblical Ziklag with Tell esh-Shari'ah (Tel Sera') during these periods. Such a medieval and pre-modern identification provides support for this same… 
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