Tonight I have been working on my presentation for class tomorrow. I guess if my students see this before the class they will get a preview. Or, they can look at the pictures a bit closer after the class.
This map shows the general layout of the valley and where the armies would have been.
I decided to come up with an illustration of how wide the Elah Valley is. Everyone in my class knows how big the local Amazon distribution center is. I found that it will just barely fit between the walls of the valley. It will be a good illustration.
The valley is about 2,000 feet wide in most places.
Another question will be how far is Gath from the Elah Valley. I used Google Maps to illustrate a possible path through the valleys following the Elah Brook. It would be a journey of about eight miles.
Now a little more study and then take advantage of that extra hour of sleep.
Perhaps I will have some extra students in my class tomorrow if they forget to set back their clocks.