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View looking east southeast, from the top of Azekah, at the Valley of Elah—the place where David fought with Goliath (1 Samuel 17). [more commentary to follow this week—June 20, 2018]
1 Samuel 17:1 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Socoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah. 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them.