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Guard Tower From Time of King Hezekiah Accidentally Discovered by Israeli Soldiers

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Jun 20, 2019  BreakingIsraelNews.com

"The strategic location of the tower served as a lookout point over the Philistine enemy, one of whose cities was Ashkelon. In the days of the First Temple, the Kingdom of Judah built a range of towers and fortresses as points of communication, warning and signaling, to transmit messages and field intelligence." -Sa'ar Ganor and Valdik Lifshitz

(Israel) — [Breakingisraelnews.com] In a tale of past meets present, a group of IDF soldiers discovered a guard tower used by their ancestors and fellow warriors from the Kingdom of Judah. The troops connected with their Biblical counterparts when they took part in an archaeological dig, uncovering a watchtower from the era of King Hezekiah in southern Israel. It is believed that the tower was built in the 8th century BC. (Image: IDF Soldiers patrolling the peripheral fence surrounding the Gaza Strip/Credit: Kobi Richter-TPS/via BIN)

According to the evidence discovered at the site, researchers believe the tower was abandoned when Assyrian King Sennacherib, who ruled from 705 BC to 681 BC, invaded the region at the end of King Hezekiah's reign in 701 BC. At that time, the entrance to the tower was sealed up and the soldiers fled. Sennacherib's military campaign in Judea was particularly devastating with Assyrian writings claiming he destroyed 46 cities and over 2,000 farms and villages. Sennacherib went on to lay siege to Jerusalem but was ultimately unsuccessful. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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