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Four-Horned Altar at Tell Be’er Sheva

Beersheba_FourHornedAltar Contemporary with the cultic site at Arad was this large four-horned altar at the fortified city of Beersheba.  Like the sanctuary at Arad, it was also dismantled during the 8th century and later reused in building a wall.  This altar illustrates the altar horns to which fugitives like Adonijah and Joab clung to evade punishment.