Off to excavate in Israel…

I am flying out tomorrow to join the excavation at the Elah Fortress (aka Khirbet Qeiyafa) in Israel. This blog has followed the Elah Fortress dig since last year.

I’ll post a synopsis on the Elah Fortress and its importance to historians and Bible students. It has re-ignited a debate over the existence of the biblical David and Solomon, and over the nature of the Israelite kingdom in that time period. The site has also produced the oldest Hebrew inscription yet found. This summer’s excavation is only the second season at the site, so more significant finds may come soon.

This blog will follow the dig while I am there. I will be visiting many other biblical sites during the trip, and plan to post photos & comments on them as well.

If you want to get a jump on the Elah Fortress, check out previous posts here.

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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