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Archaeologists Discover ‘Giant’ City Gate in Goliath’s Hometown

Goliath is hosting an open house this week!  You remember King David’s nemesis?  Goliath was known for his size, height and his rational fear of flying rocks.

Come see the remains of the city gate to Gath, the ancient city of the Philistines (you’ll recognize the Philistines as the “peas” in VeggieTales.

Israeli archaeologists at Bar-Ilan University are excavating this biblical city located in the Judean foothills.  Lead archaeologist, Professor Aren Maeir, said “the gate is among the largest ever found in Israel and provides substantial evidence that Gath was once one of the most influential cities in the region.”

big gath

PS – The picture doesn’t look like much, but Indiana Jones would be impressed.

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Esther Laurie is a staff writer at churchleaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.