Maresha in Wikipedia
Maresha was one of the cities of Judea during the time of the
First Temple and is mentioned among the conquests of the
ancient Israelites in the Book of Joshua and later in the
Books of Chronicles as one of King Rehoboam's fortifications.
In the sixth century BCE, as result of Zedekiah's rebellion
against the Babylonian kingdom and its king Nebuchadnezzar II,
the latter occupied the Judean kingdom and sent many of its
inhabitants into exile. This marked the end of Maresha as a
Jewish (or Judean) city...