The "little town" was later laid to waste by Vespasian's officer Sextus Vettulenus Cerialis.
Josephus wrote that he "slew all he found there, young and old, and burnt down the town." After the defeat of Simon bar Kokhba in 135 CE, innumerable Jewish captives were sold into slavery at Hebron's Terebinth slave-market.
Catholic bishop Arculf who visited the Holy Land during the Umayyad rule described the city as unfortified and poor.
In his writings he also mentioned camel caravans transporting firewood from Hebron to Jerusalem, which implies there was a presence of Arab nomads in the region at that time.
The city flourished in the 17th–18th centuries BCE before being destroyed by fire, and was resettled in the late Middle Bronze Age.
Abrahamic legend associates the city with the Hittites.
The old city of Hebron features narrow, winding streets, flat-roofed stone houses, and old bazaars.
In the middle of this stands a dome of stone, built in Islamic times, over the sepulchre of Abraham.
The tomb of Isaac lies forward, in the main building of the mosque, the tomb of Jacob to the rear; facing each prophet lies his wife.
city located in the southern West Bank, 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem.
Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 930 meters (3,050 ft) above sea level.It has been conjectured that Hebron might have been the capital of Shuwardata of Gath, an (Canaanite)Indo-European contemporary of Jerusalem's regent, Abdi-Kheba, or may reflect some Kenite and Kenizzite migration from the Negev to Hebron, since terms related to the Kenizzites appear to be close to Hurrian, which suggests that behind the Anakim legend lies some early Hurrian population.