Aug 5 Blog
By: Nathan Steinmeyer
According to a scholarly article published in Palestine Exploration Quarterly, the biblical “Road of Edom,” mentioned in 2 Kings 3, may have been discovered. The proposal follows the recent excavation of Gorer Tower, a Judean outpost in the Judean Desert that archaeologists date to the Iron Age II period (c. 1000–586 B.C.E.). Based on the excavation, the team, led by archaeologists from Ben-Gurion University and the Israel Antiquities Authority, has proposed a new reconstruction of the ancient road system that connected the kingdoms of Judah, Edom, and Moab.