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 .
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Biblical Gath / Tel Tsafit is located in the central Shefelah, west of the Ellah valley.
Points of Interest in the Area
|The “Philistine Street”|
|Day Tour to the Shfelah|