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An important city north of the Sea of Galilee which has yielded valuable information in archaeological excavations. According to the books of Joshua (11) and Judges (4) it was taken by the Israelites, fortified by Solomon (1 Kgs. 9: 15) but captured in the 8th cent. bce by the Assyrians (2 Kgs. 15: 29).

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