Joseph A. Callaway

Freshly plowed terraces at Khirbet Raddana. Like their modern counterparts in Israel today, the Israelites who built Khirbet Raddana and nearby Ai were farmers. When they settled here in about 1200 B.C., the Israelites constructed agricultural terraces by building walls along the outer edges of the natural limestone terraces that stepped down the hillsides below their settlements.