Qubur Bani Isra'il
Qubur Bani Isra'il (trans. "Tombs of the Children of Israel"), are huge stone structures which rise from a rocky plateau overlooking Wadi Qelt, about 3.5 miles northeast of Jerusalem along Highway 437 near Pisgat Zeev. Clermont-Ganneau, followed by Macalister, identified the site with the tomb of the biblical matriarch Rachel.
The megaliths, measuring 50 by 10 feet (15.2 by 3.0 m), form rectangular walled structures, two or three rows of whose gigantic, rough-hewn stones are still carefully in place. There were originally five, but one was demolished to make way for the Ramallah bypass road erected in the late 1980s.
- American Schools of Oriental Research (1931). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. American Schools of Oriental Research. p. 50.
Clermont-Ganneau, followed by Macalister, identified them with the tomb of Rachel referred to in I Samuel x:2.
- Etshalom , Yitzchak, Kever Rachel: The "Northern Theory", see pg. 6
- Burrows, Director (1932). "From Director Burrows' Reports on the Work of the School in Jerusalem". Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. American Schools of Oriental Research (46): 9–13. doi:10.2307/1354879. ISSN 2161-8062. JSTOR 1354879 – via JSTOR. (Registration required (. ))
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