Today after a brief stop at Lachish we have visited sites in the Negev and in ancient Philistine territory. These sites to the south were “off the beaten path,” including Tel Eiton (proposed site of biblical Eglon, Tel Beit Mirsim, and the brook Besor and Tel Besor (mentioned in David’s activities in 1 Sam. 30:9ff).
At Lachish we saw pomegranate orchards and vineyards. If you want to compliment your wife (or wife to be) you might try this: “Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate behind your veil” (Song of Solomon 4:3).
At Tel Besor you can see the brook in background. 1 Sam. 30:9-10:
So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.
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