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Lachish

(lā`kĭsh), city, S ancient Palestine, SW of Jerusalem, in present-day Israel. It is mentioned in the Tell el AmarnaTell el Amarna
or Tel el Amarna
, ancient locality, Egypt, near the Nile and c.60 mi (100 km) N of Asyut. Ikhnaton's capital, Akhetaton, was in Tell el Amarna. About 400 tablets with inscriptions in Akkadian cuneiform were found there in 1887.
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 letters and was one of the Amorite cities allied against the Gibeonites and destroyed by Joshua. Rehoboam fortified it, and Amaziah was murdered there. It was besieged (701 B.C.) by Sennacherib. Later, Micah denounced it. Excavations were begun in 1935; they show that Lachish had been populated since c.3200 B.C. and was a thriving community as early as the 17th cent. B.C. The finds include 21 ostraca, or potsherds, written in ink. They were written (c.589 B.C.) in Hebrew by local commanders to their officers when Lachish was being threatened by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar. The letters are of great linguistic and historic value. Lachish is frequently mentioned in the Bible (Joshua 10; 15.39; 2 Kings 14.19; 18.14, 17; 19.8; 2 Chron. 11.9; Neh. 11.30; Micah 1.13).

Lachish

 

in antiquity, a city in southern Palestine (present-day Tell ed Duweir). Founded in the second millennium B.C., Lachish was an important fortified point on the southern border of the Kingdom of Judah.

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Topics addressed by the 12 papers collected include the process of Israelite identity building in light of recent finds at Tel Beth- Shemesh, the use of the site of Jezreel for establishing the chronology of ancient Israel, chronological implications of Aegean- style pottery and associated assemblages, using archaeology to write history, Canaanite continuity at Megiddo, south-central Jordan and regional change in material culture, state formation in Iron Age Judah, and evidence from Megiddo and Lachish concerning the date of Philistine settlement in the coastal plains.
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Despite the book's remit, however, the evidence cited comes mainly from the southern Levant, in particular from Tubb's own excavations at Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in Jordan, and Starkey's 1930s work at Lachish in Palestine.
Lachish Ewer, Qubur al-Wulaydeh graffito), so it is curious to read that their presence in the Moabite Stone is `a move in the direction of the world of writing at an early date' (p.