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Timnah – Tel Batash

tel-batash-timnahTimnah was a biblical town in the Shfelah. In its vicinity Judah Impregnated his daughter in law Tamar, and later commanded she will be burnt.. (Genesis 38).

Samson desired a Philistine woman in Timnah, and later was offer her sister too.. (Judges 14).

Timnah is identified at “Tel el-Batashi / Tel Batash” along Sorek stream.  It was excavated in 1977-1989 by A. Mazar and G. Kelm. The main finds are a Canaanite city from the Middle Bronze Age, refortified again in the 8th-7th century BCE, most likely against the Assyrian and the Babylonians. 


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