A house in Amatzia built in the 1950s
|Name meaning||Named for Amaziah of Judah|
Amatzia (Hebrew: אֲמַצְיָה) is a moshav with both secular and religious Israelis, about 8 km southeast of Lakhish in south-central Israel. It belongs to the Lakhish Regional Council. It can be reached via Route 3556.
It is named for King Amaziah of Judah, who according to the Book of Kings was killed in the Lakhish region. In the past the community was a moshav shitufi but it has undergone a process of privatization and abandoned its communal nature.
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- Amatzia in Lakhish Regional Council web site (Hebrew).
- Map of Amatzia (Hebrew).
- Aerial photograph of Amatzia.