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David vs. Goliath Battle Site

David and Goliath battle siteThe valley in the  between Tel Azekah  and Tell Socho  is believed to be “Efes Damim” in the “Valley of Elah – the scene for the most famous battle in Human history between two individuals..

Although there are no archaeological evidence of the battle itself, it is intrguing to reflect on the Geo-Politics of this region some 3000 years ago, and collect some 

pebbles from the local dry river bed, and speculate if these type of pebbles were used by the skinny redhead young Judean against the “Uncircumsized Giant” of the Philistines...




Valley of Elah

The Valley of Elah, Ella Valley, “the valley of the terebinth” ( Hebrew: עמק האלה Emek HaElah; Arabic: وادي السنط‎, Wadi es-Sunt), so called after the large and shady terebinth trees (Pistacia atlantica ) which are indigenous to its parts, and best known as the place described in the Bible where the Israelites were encamped when David fought Goliath ( 1 Sam.



tripadvisor Valley of Elah on Tripadvisor

Points of Interest in the Area

Azekah
  Khirbet Qeiyafa
  Maresha
shfelah jeep tour Day tour to the Shfelah

Book a Private Tour to the Battle site of David and Goliath

The Battle site of David and Goliath is in the Shfelah, and takes about 1 hour to explore. Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Shfelah, that will also include the Battle site of David and Goliath.