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Gath – Tel Tsafit

Tel Tsafit is identified with Biblical Gath, hometown of Goliath. Excavations carried out at the site since 1996 by Prof. Aren Meir of Bar-Ilan University have uncovered remains of a 500 dunams city, destroyed in the 9th century BCE, most likely by Hazael king of Aram, as attested in II Kings 12:18.

Unfortunately most of the excavated area are still covered between seasons, and there isn’t much to see at the site yet, but it is a good starting point for a tour focusing on the Battle of David and Goliath .


Book a Private Tour to Biblical Gath

Biblical Gath / Tel Tsafit is located in the central Shefelah, west of the Ellah valley.

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Shefelah, that will also include a visit to Tel Tsafit / Biblical Gath.



Points of Interest in the Area

philistine streetThe “Philistine Street” 
Tel Lachish
qeiyafaKhirbet Qeiyafa
tel-godedDay Tour to the Shfelah