The name Azekah (עזקה) derives from the Hebrew root עז"ק, means "to dig round" (in agricultural sense)
We'll be starting to dig on July 13th!
Azekah is the place above the valley that is remembered in cultural memory as the arena of the battle between David and Goliath!
Azekah is the place that the last defenders of Lachish wrote just before they were capture by the Babylonians in 586 BCE that "We cannot see any more the fire-signals of Azekah"
Azekah is the Judahite stronghold that the mighty Assyrian King described as "an eagle’s nest…with towers that project to the sky like swords"
We’ll be starting to dig on July 13th!
Azekah and Lachish were the last two towns to fall to the Babylonians before the overthrow of Jerusalem!
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