Places of Section 6

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah

67. Thamna, where Judah sheared his sheep - (Kh. al-Tibne ?)

Three lines inscription on a dark background surround a "door between two towers".

Thamna (Gen 38:12) where Judah went to shear his sheep. And today there is still a large village in the boundaries of Diospolis on the way to Jerusalem. It belonged to the tribe of Dan or of Judah. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 96:24-26; Jerome 97:20-21)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: A tell, in the Sorek Valley, representing one of the different possible sites for Timnah.

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