Grady Persell, who is traveling with me, found a sling stone at Khirbet Qeiyafa this past Thursday.
Grady Persell holding a sling stone he found at Khirbet Qeiyafa. It was discovered in the casemate city wall. Photo by Luke Chandler.
Many who see sling stones are surprised at their large size. Perhaps some children's songs and stories about David lead us to regard them as much smaller. Sling stones were weapons of war, capable of killing opponents from a distance. Imagine this stone flying toward your head at 60 or 70 miles per hour. Quite nasty. Photo by Luke Chandler.
This is not the first sling stone found at Khirbet Qeiyafa. Several were found earlier this season and several were also found last year. Still, to find a sling stone where David fought Goliath is always nice!