Qeiyafa Update #2 – Two Things You May Want to Know

This excavation week has come to a close. Lots of hard, dirty, sweaty, rewarding, and enriching work. Here are some tidbits for the future:

1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, this year’s team has pretty much resolved the remaining research questions for the Qeiyafa expedition. If this turns out to be the last season, the excavators have already decided on the next site they hope to excavate. Permits must first be obtained, so I’m not at liberty to post this information yet. I will say, however, that the new possibility is an exciting one.

2. We found another Early Iron Age inscription. Can’t say more than this right now.


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 with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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6 Responses to Qeiyafa Update #2 – Two Things You May Want to Know

  1. abchrysler says:

    Another inscription! Please say more soon. The juglet may have contained ink for the inscriptions, I’m just sayin…

  2. lukechandler says:

    I wish I could say more, but the Qeiyafa staff would ban me for life. I don’t know how it will come out in the end, so it’s probably healthy to lower expectations a bit for now. I can definitely state that the juglet mentioned a couple of posts back is unrelated to the new inscription. They were found in different areas.

    It would be great to find a little “writing room” along the lines of Qumran. If that happened, this would likely *not* be the last season at Qeiyafa. 🙂

  3. Paul D. says:

    The inscription will say something like “hello”, and this will be touted to the media as proof that King David existed.

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