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Ancient Hebron

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Hebron is a city in Eretz Israel 19 miles south of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills 3050 feet above sea level.

Hebron is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the world. Excavations have proven that the history of the city can be traced back to earlier than the year 3500 BC.

Hebron was an ancient Canaanite royal city and was founded seven years before Zoan in Egypt (Numbers 13:22) in the 18th century BC.

The Bible first mentions Hebron in connection with Abraham and the cave of Machpelah. David ruled the Hebrews from Hebron for seven years before moving his capital to Jerusalem ...

The History of the Ancient Near East Electronic Compendium