Thursday, December 16, 2004


Also called �Debir�, or �Lo-debar�, modern �Tall Bayt Mirsham� ancient town of Palestine, located near Hebron (in the Israeli-occupied West Bank). According to the Bible, the town was taken from the Canaanites either by Caleb's son-in-law Othniel or by Joshua himself. Tall Bayt Mirsham (Tell Beit Mirsim) was excavated (1926 - 32) by W.F. Albright, who uncovered exceptionally clear stratification from which he was able to give the first comprehensive


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