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Ancient Harasim (Nahal Barkai)

Philistines twice in battles in this region -- once when he killed the Philistine's champion Goliath during King Saul's reign and again during his own reign when he used his knowledge of the climate and terrain to vanquish the Philistines at the valley of Rephaim. Though occupied at the time Harasim's history during this period is largely unknown. Past excavations have uncovered a large Late Bronze Age city-state that was destroyed and later rebuilt by the Israelites and an Iron Age II fortress ...

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