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Bibil Identifier bibil:150022
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Shaaraim - The Gateway To The Kingdom Of Judah
Author Na'aman, Nadav
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 8, Issue: 24)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 4 pages.
Abstract 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 was seen as the gateway to the kingdom of Judah.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S)
Pericopes Joshua 15,36
1 Samuel 17,32
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