Join us for our next Live Virtual Tour of Lachish and “walk” where the Bible comes to life through the latest archeological finds in Israel with Israel Today’s expert guide Sharona Liman.
When: Tuesday, February 9, at 6PM Israel Time
Where: Live on ZOOM
How: FREE for Israel Today Members. Please register below.
What’s it about?
Among the cities of ancient Judah, Lachish was second only to Jerusalem in importance. Once a principal Canaanite, and later Israelite center, Lachish sits on a major Tel (mound) 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Jerusalem.
Today, Tel Lachish is undergoing massive reconstruction work. A visitors’ center is being built, paths paved, maps, signs and illustrations telling the story put in place. These efforts might seem a bit exaggerated given that what you actually see on site are mostly broken walls.
So what is so important about Lachish?
In the 12th and 13th centuries BC, Lachish was a large, prosperous Canaanite city before being destroyed by fire while under...