(Regarding LMLKS) Socoh Used The Shephelah, Not Hill Country Road

Note that Socoh had a sizeable amount of impressions at Lachish and Timnah, Goded and Mareshah, Gath and Azekah, but not Beth-Shemesh, right next to Timnah. This strongly suggests Socoh used the Shephelah, not Hill Country road for spreading its wares. Also, it suggests the Southern Socoh at modern Shuweikah near Eshtemoa is the lmlk Socoh, since, if the northern Socoh was intended, more impressions would have been found at Beth-Shemesh.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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