Lachish


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La·chish

 (lā′kĭsh)
An ancient city of southern Palestine southwest of Jerusalem. It was probably inhabited as early as 3200 bc.
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The topics include the Late Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi/Gath and the site's role in southwestern Canaan, first impression on the urban layout of the last Canaanite city of Lachish: a view from the northeast corner of the site, Tel Burna in the Late Bronze: assessing the 13th-century BCE landscape of the Shephelah, shifting meanings and values of Aegean-type pottery in the Late Bronze southern Levant, and prestige and authority in the southern Levant during the Amarna Age.
The excavation, which began in 2015 at the site of Khirbet a-Ra i in the Judaean foothills - between Kiryat Gat and Lachish. The excavation has been ongoing for seven seasons with large areas being exposed - approximately 1,000 square meters, leading to this new identification for Ziklag.
Also see the documentary series The Ancestral Sin (David Deri, Reshet, 2017) and the documentaries Roots in the Homeland (Ze'ev Rav-Nof, 1951) and The Lachish Story (Baruch Dienar, 1956).
If Ahlstrom's (1983) reading of gdy in a twelfth-century inscription from Lachish is correct, it would merely constitute an appellative use of gad, "my fortune is [DN]." The element gad appears in West Semitic personal names already at Ebla and Emar, where it is unclear whether it functions as an appellative or divine name (see Pagan 1998: 112; Pruzsinszky 2003: 324).
The exhibit includes more than three dozen artifacts from Jerusalem's First Temple period, including royal Judean vessels, silver bullion and weapons used during the siege of Lachish, as well as replicas of the Assyrian wall reliefs of Lachish and the famous Annals of Sennacherib Prism.
(2.) Lachish T, Marhoom E, Mumcuoglu KY, Tandlich M, Schwartz E.
"Solomon's Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries" is the collaborative work of Yosef Garfinkel (Yigael Yadin Chair of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the excavations at Lachish) and Dr.
After departing from Sennacherib's headquarters at Lachish, his envoys march up to Jerusalem at the head of "a large force," intent on overawing Hezekiah and compelling him to surrender.
[33.] Zimmerman FS, Assous MV, Bdolah-Abram T, Lachish T, Yinnon AM, Wiener-Well Y.