A bulla of asr lrnatp was found in Tel 'Eton in the southeastern Shephelah. Since the name "Joab" was not used as a personal name from the tenth century BCE onward, it represents the name of the historical founder of his family clan. This clan is to be identified with the Joabites mentioned in 1 Chr 4. The textual and toponymical evidence points to the conclusion that these Joabites were a Kenazite subtribe settled in the Valley of Pottery. The biblical name of the valley is preserved in Arabic in the valley in which bank Tel 'Eton is situated.
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