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View looking east at the citadel of et-Tell. This picture was from the path that leads from Beitin (= biblical Bethel) to et-Tell. If(!) et-Tell is biblical Ai, then this picture may have been taken from the spot near where Abraham pitched his tent (Gen 12:8; 13:3).
In the foreground is typical Hill Country territory: limestones from the fields piled up as fencing, and olive trees planted in the red "terra rossa" soil. The stone covered mound in the center of the picture is et-Tell. The pinkish hills on the horizon are the hills of Transjordan!
For a view of one of the Early Bronze Age buildings at et-Tell Click Here.
For a Map and brief commentary on et-Tell (Ai?) Click Here.
For additional images of Early Bronze et-Tell Click Here.
Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 89.