Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a temple dating back to the 10th century in the ancient city of Gath, the area halfway between the cities of Askelon and Jerusalem. Professor Aren Maeir and his international team from Bar Ilan University said the design, with two central pillars, suggests the architecture described in the biblical story of Samson and the Philistines. Maeir also found evidence of an earthquake taking place in the 8th century like the one mentioned in the first chapter of Amos. His excavations also uncovered evidence of Gath’s destruction in 2 Kings 12 and the Philistine settlement in Canaan.
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