A Fortress From the Time of David

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor
of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

Israeli archaeologists are reporting a historical find on the Golan Heights. The archaeologists discovered a fortress built by the king of Geshur, which they date to the time of David. The Old Testament says that David married Maacah, the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur. David and Maacah were the parents of Absalom (2 Samuel 3:3).

Among the discoveries at the site was “a large basalt stone with a schematic engraving of two horned figures with outstretched arms.” According to one of the archeologists, this scene is a representation of the moon god cult.

Read more about this discovery by visiting Israel Today.

NOTE: For other articles on archaeology, archaeological discoveries, and how they relate to the Bible, read my post Can Archaeology Prove the Bible?.

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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