The “Amos Earthquake” in Jerusalem – and its connection to Gath!

The press has been awash with articles (see, for example, here and here and here) on Joe Uziel’s (former Safi staff member) reports on evidence of the mid-8th century BCE earthquake in Jerusalem, the so-called “Amos Earthquake” (as seen in Amos 1:1).

As years ago we found evidence of this earthquake at Gath (see for example here [see this clip below]), we are mentioned in relationship to this find as well, including where I’m interviewed in the Times of Israel article (thanks Amanda!).

This archaeological evidence for this earthquake (in fact earthquakes!) has been covered in the past, such as in this newspaper article here.

Check it out!

Aren