This information was reported by T4, reports URA-Inform.
The Bible mentions that the ancient Philistine city of Gath was burned by the Arameans: under the leadership of Hazael around the eighth century BC, it was destroyed by the troops of this Aramaic ruler. Archaeologists previously believed that they «had a hand in its destruction» more powerful forces.
According to the analysis of Scripture, it is clear that the city itself stood where the town called Tell es-Safi is now located. This is the area between the large Israeli settlements of Beit Shemesh and Ashkelon.
Archaeologists decided to unravel what exactly led to the destruction of the city of Gath. The original ones included the idea of an earthquake, which could be the source of all troubles. However, from the analysis of brick samples, it became clear that the houses of the city were destroyed in a powerful fire that lasted several decades.
Another hypothesis referred to “heavenly fire,” similar to that which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Modern excavations and laboratory studies have led to the conclusion that these “cities of sinners” were most likely hit by a falling asteroid. This is evidenced by the analysis of rocks that are not characteristic of the earth, and a number of other factors.
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