Tel Hazor

QUESTION: Tel Hazor

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Tel Hazor (Hatzor) is one of the largest archaeological tels (mounds) in Israel (220 acres). Some of the most impressive remains from Hazor date to the Middle and Late Bronze Ages when the Canaanites lived in the city. Many structures and artifacts discovered in the “Lower City” were cultic in nature, including religious figurines and standing stones.

In the Jewish Scriptures, Tel Hazor was “the head of all these kingdoms” that Joshua defeated in the north.
    At that time Joshua turned back and captured Tel Hazor and put its king to the sword. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.) Everyone in it they put to the sword. They totally destroyed them, not sparing anything that breathed, and he burned up Hazor itself. (Joshua 11:10-11)
Later, Tel Hazor became the northern stronghold for King Solomon. In the “Upper City,” archaeologists have uncovered storehouses, stables, and a six-chambered gate, which is the same size and design as the gates at Megiddo and Gezer. The structural similarity of these structures and gates establish that they were all built by King Solomon’s empire, matching the record of the Old Testament.


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    Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.
(1 Kings 9:15) Hazor was conquered and occupied by the Assyrians in the eighth century BC, and then finally destroyed by the Babylonians in the sixth century BC.
    Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolate place forever. No one will live there; no man will dwell in it. (Jeremiah 49:33)





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