I will be making a presentation this Thursday, February 5th, at 9:00am on Illuminating Biblical Kingdoms: The New Excavations at Lachish. This is part of an annual Lectureship at Florida College, near the city of Tampa.
Special thanks to Prof. Yossi Garfinkel, co-director of the current excavations at Tel Lachish, for sharing updates and photos he presented at the recent ASOR meetings in San Diego.
Former professors of Florida College (Dr. Phil Roberts, Ferrell Jenkins, Harold Tabor, and Dr. Jim Hodges) participated in the Third Lachish expedition, and the school is listed as an affiliated institution for the 1980 archaeological season. Most of my group at Lachish last year were students, faculty or alumni of Florida College as well. It is nice to be building on the previous relationship. For anyone currently in the Central Florida area, you are welcome to attend the presentation Thursday morning.