Zev Radovan

The round altar. Seven steps at lower left in the photo lead to a huge stone altar dating to the Early Bronze Age II–III (c. 2950–2350 B.C.E.). In some respects, the round stone altar probably resembles the later Biblical “high places” described in 1 Samuel 9:12–14, which were condemned by religious reformers in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E.