Bone arrowhead found in ancient times. Philistines Gath may have been dismissed from the city guards as part of the final stance described in the Bible.
according to the Hebrew Bible King Hazael), who ruled the Aram kingdom from about 842 BC to 800 BC. conquered the city of Gath (also known as Tel es-Safi) before marching to Jerusalem. “King Hazael of Aram went up and attacked Gath and captured it. Then he turned and attacked Jerusalem,” says the book of the king (2 Kings 12:17).
Archaeological excavations at Gath which is now Israel It has been revealed that the Great Destruction occurred at the end of the 9th century BC, when the Bible says that Hazael conquered Gath. which the Philistines The Hebrew Bible describes Gath as the home of Goliath. The Great Warrior Killed by King David
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In 2019, archaeologists found bone arrowheads in the ruins of a lower city street. which may be shot by the city guards to try to stop Hazael’s forces from capturing Gath. The researchers wrote in an article recently published in the journal Near Eastern Archeology.
Archaeologists said the arrowhead had a crack at the tip and that the arrowhead “was broken near the central shaft. This could be the result of this impact,” the archaeologist said. This damage indicates that the arrowhead hit the target. they added
This arrowhead may have been produced in a factory in Gath. which is trying to produce as many bone arrowheads as possible for City’s defenders.
The workshop, which was discovered in 2006, is about 980 feet (300 meters) from where the bone arrowhead was found. Archaeologists have uncovered several bones from the lower and hind legs of domestic cattle. This indicates that the people in the factory are in the process of producing bone arrowheads. The researchers wrote in the article that “Assembly representing bones in various processes. From complete bones, waste to almost finished products.”
Defenders may have chosen cow bone because the material was readily available and it didn’t take long to build a good arrowhead, said Ron Kehati, one of the researchers. Zoologists from the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project A bone arrowhead model was created in about an hour, study co-author Liora Kolska Horwitz, a zoologist for the project, told Live Science.
this workshop “It may function as an ad hoc production center to provide arrowheads to combat the forces of Hazael of Aram, which enclosed the site,” the researchers wrote in the paper. The team plans to resume excavations at the site this summer. And future discoveries may provide additional clues about the collapse of Gat.
Originally published on Live Science.