After worship on the roof of our Jerusalem hotel (overlooking the Temple Mount) we arrived safely at the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation late Sunday morning. Problems with my rented air card kept me from posting the past two nights but things seem to be working at the moment. Here is our day in photos.
Preparing for worship on our hotel roof, Sunday morning in Jerusalem. The golden dome sits on the site of the New Testament temple. The Mount of Olives sits behind the Dome.
Our view of Jerusalem's Old City, the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives during worship Sunday morning. Jesus was crucified close to where we were worshiping.
Nestor Bermudez (front) and Carlos Mantilla (back right) working with the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation on July 10, 2011. This group uncovered the top of the city wall in their square later that day.
Jaime Restrepo at the Qeiyafa excavation. His singular headgear attracted attention, including that of chief archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel. In the middle right of the photo, you can see where we uncovered the top of the city wall in our square. The valley in the background is the Elah Valley, where David killed Goliath.
Sunset from Qeiyafa on our first day, looking west to Azekah and the territory of the ancient Philistines. Photo by Luke Chandler.
Internet willing, much more to come.