Tag Archive for King David

Archaeologists in Israel announce location of biblical city of Ziklag

The Philistine town of Ziklag may have been found near the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, where a team of Israeli & Australian archaeologists think they have located the biblical city where young David hid from King Saul prior to traveling to Hebron, where he was anointed King of Israel.

By JNS, Israel Hayom Staff


The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia, have announced the discovery of what they believe is the biblical city of Ziklag, the Philistine city in which according to the Bible the young David took refuge from King Saul. Continue Reading »

‘King David’s Castle’ to be Revealed January 17

The major archaeological discovery points to a Davidic royal castle in Nahal Refaim.

It’s location, a secret, and will be announced in 10 days.

By Gil Ronen


The location of a major archaeological find that was kept secret until now will be revealed to the public on Friday, next week. The find is being touted as a royal castle that could have belonged to Israel’s most celebrated king – the Bible’s King David.

The find is a decorated carved stone known as “a proto-aeolic capital” that is connected to a column. Only 30 such capitals have been found in Israel so far, and only five of them were found in areas in which Biblical-era kings lived. Continue Reading »

Archaeologists may have found King David’s Palace

Three buildings dated back to the 10th century BCE have been unearthed by archaeologists – and one of them may have been King David’s palace.

By David Lev


Three unique public buildings, the first of their kind ever found in the Judea area, have been unearthed by Hebrew University and Archaeology Authority archaeologists in the past year, it was revealed Thursday. The buildings date to the tenth century before the Common Era – the period in which King David reigned in Jerusalem.

An aerial view of the Khirbet Qeiyafa dig – Skyview/Archaeological Authority


And in fact, say Hebrew University archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel and Archaeology Authority official Saar Ganor, one of the buildings is indeed a palace used by King David himself. Continue Reading »

Rupert Murdoch: King David Was Right, Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital

At an investment meeting in NYC, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said, “What was right for King David is right for me. Jerusalem is the capital.”

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


Media mogul and investor Rudolph Murdoch, who is not Jewish, told an “Innovate, Invest Israel’ conference in New York City, “What was right for King David is right for me. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

The conference is jointly sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.

Murdoch also said, “Twenty years ago my company invested in a small company in a small Jerusalem apartment, and what I gained from this company in terms of capital returns and technologically was critical to my company in the last few years.” Continue Reading »