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Discovery of King David-era fort stirs debate on size of kingdom

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/king_david_era_fort_stirs_debate_on_size_of_kingdom_20081119

Some scholars argue that David's Jerusalem was merely a backwater village glorified into a mythical place by those they say penned the Bible centuries later. Others suggest that true to its biblical description, it was a genuine power overseeing a strong and united kingdom. The discovery of what is being called the Elah Fortress has quickly been used to reinforce the latter argument.

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