WAS THIS WHERE KING DAVID HELD COURT and from where he waged war for his kingdom?
Two royal public buildings, the likes of which have not previously been found in the Kingdom of Judah of the tenth century BC, were uncovered this past year by researchers of the Hebrew University and the Israel Antiquities Authority at Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified city in Judah dating to the time of King David and identified with the Biblical city of Shaarayim.
According to the archaeologists, this is unequivocal evidence of a kingdom’s existence because it had established strategic administrative centres. “To date no palaces have been found that can clearly be ascribed to the early tenth century BC as we can do now. Khirbet Qeiyafa was probably destroyed in one of the battles that were fought against the Philistines circa 980 BC. The palace that is now being revealed and the fortified city that was uncovered in recent years are another tier in understanding the beginning of the Kingdom of Judah”, said Professor Yossi Garfinkel and Sa’ar Ganor of the seven-year excavation.
Source: Breaking Christian News