See Eilat Mazar, Did I Find King David’s Palace?BAR 32:01.


See Eilat Mazar, Excavate King David’s Palace!BAR 23:01.



A gang of four from Tel Aviv University has written a lengthy article attacking Mazar’s conclusions, but they have come up with no better suggestion. See Israel Finkelstein, Ze’ev Herzog, Lily Singer-Avitz and David Ussishkin, “Has King David’s Palace Been Found?” Tel Aviv 34 (2007), p. 134. They specifically criticize Mazar for using the Bible to help interpret difficult archaeological finds. “The biblical text,” they charge, “dominates this field operation, not archaeology.” Yet they themselves rely on “circumstantial evidence” (their words) to suggest possible datings.