Fortress/City of Arad’s Ruins Now in Negev Desert But During Ice Age Verdant Southern Margin of Canaan


Arad was an ice age city of southern Canaan, on a plain now of the Negev desert at the southern end of the mountains of Judea, but when the city most flourished, shallow lakes and streams made it fruitful, and later, about three hundred years after the end of the Ice Age, king Solomon revitalized the place by a well dug where previously none had been necessary.