According to Garfinkel, the kingdom that existed here in the 10th century BCE was something between the two versions: not tiny, but also not as large as the biblical account would suggest. It comprised at least three major cities: Jerusalem, Hebron and the settlement he is excavating. Even such a scale, he emphasizes, is larger than the humble village evoked by the minimalist archaeologists. At the same time, other archaeologists are recruiting Khirbet Qeiyafa in support of the claims for a large united kingdom.
- Gershon Galil: On the Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Finkelstein v. Garfinkel: The Extent of the ‘Davidic Kingdom’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Archaeological War Over David (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Archeology (balochilinguist.wordpress.com)
- Bible Possibly Written Centuries Earlier, Newly Discovered Pottery Shard Text Suggests (333crucible.wordpress.com)