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.
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.”