In Jerusalem for Lachish excavation and Bible Lands tour

My group arrived safely in Tel Aviv after a pleasant and uneventful flight from New York. The second season of the new excavations at Tel Lachish begins Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow we will explore Jerusalem and acclimate to the new time zone.

"Steve Chandler" in front of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. (Selfie by Luke Chandler)

“Steve Chandler” in front of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. From L to R: Luke Chandler, Royce Chandler, Steve Sebree, and Steve Braman. (Selfie by Luke Chandler)

My dig group is small this year but we have some curious things in common. All four of us are bearded and we share names. Two of the group are named “Steve” and the other two share the name “Chandler.” Steve Braman suggested this year’s travel group should be called “Steve Chandler.”

The view from our hotel roof in the Old City. The Dome of the Rock stands on the biblical Temple Mount with the Mount of Olives in the background. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

The view from our hotel roof in the Old City. The Dome of the Rock stands on the biblical Temple Mount with the Mount of Olives in the background. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Last year we discovered quite a few things at Lachish. What will we find this year? Stay tuned to see what we uncover.

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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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