Places of Section 6

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah

79. Socho - (Kh. Shuwaikah)

Three towers and two segments of walls, one of this, in white cubes, divides two towers.


Soccho (Jos 15:35) in the tribe of Judah. Until this day there are two little villages on the way from Eleutheropolis to Jerusalem, at the ninth milestone of the public road, one on the mountain and the other in the valley, which are called Socchoth. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 156:18-20; Jerome 157:18-20)

Map Section 6 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Biblical Socho is sited in the central part of the Elah Valley.

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