Routes Uncovered: Tell es-Safi, Ancient City of Gath

February 4, 2019

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Many biblical sites such as Jerusalem or Hebron are well known, but the greatest biblical site in the Holy Land is less familiar to tourists: Tell es-Safi.  This is a very important archaeological site. This is the ancient Gath, which was one of the five Philistine cities. It’s an amazing place because it’s sort of like a buffer zone between the coastal plain and the beginning of the lowlands. Tel Tzafit (Tel es-Safi) means white bluff, because it’s made of chalk… It’s here that the Philistines built a formidable city.

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