Arrival in Jerusalem

Our group all arrived safely (and with all luggage) to begin our tour of Israel and join the archaeological dig at Tel Lachish. Today was a day to explore Jerusalem’s Old City and rest up for the excavation, which begins tomorrow afternoon.

One of our first stops was the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, about 50 yards or so from our hotel. This building marks the traditional location of Jesus’ crucifixion site and tomb. It may in fact be, but that analysis is for a later post.


Our 2014 dig group, minus one member who is holding the camera, at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

To get an idea of the in-depth scholarship and adventurous spirit that characterizes our group, I offer a photo of Dr. David McClister, Chair of the Biblical Studies Program at Florida College, demonstrating the proper use of a Roman-era tomb inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Dr. David McClister

Dr. David McClister occupying (temporarily) a Roman-period burial niche in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Nothing compares to experiencing the Bible in up close and personal ways.

Look for more photos and posts directly from Israel over the coming days and weeks.

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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2 Responses to Arrival in Jerusalem

  1. ברוכים הבאים!

  2. God bless you brothers. Carlos Henao.

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