Outposts Built by King David Discovered in Southern Israel

Timna Valley
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The Bible states that soon after King David conquered the kingdom of Edom, he established a series of garrisons in the region. But is it true? Have such Davidic-era fortresses been discovered in the territory belonging to biblical Edom?

For today’s program, Let the Stones Speak host Brent Nagtegaal traveled to Ein Hatzeva, located in southern Israel, to interview Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Dr. Tali Erickson-Gini at what she believes is one of the many military outposts dating to King David’s time.