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Aveiloh Bet Ma'acha

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AVEILOH BET MA'ACHA

All that is left of this ancient city is a flat-topped mound just north of the Tannier Waterfall, not far from the northern town of Metulla. It was in this city that Sheva ben Bichri took refuge after the failure of his abortive rebellion against King David (Shmuel II 20). When the city was threatened with destructions by David's commander-in-chief Yoav, a wise woman resident convinced the people to deliver the head of the hunted rebel into the hands of his pursuers and thus save the city.



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