New Video on Lachish Excavation

If you are interested in Archaeology and the Bible, and especially if you’re curious what it’s like to join a dig, a new video is available for your enjoyment. The video covers recent work at biblical Lachish and was created by Bob Henry and Rachel Martin, a couple that participated in recent excavations there. Lachish is one of the most important sites in Israel with major discoveries, old and new, that illuminate our understanding of the Bible and its times.

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Aerial view of Tel Lachish from the new video. Notice the tent shades over several of the work areas. (Screen shot)

Why dig at Lachish, specifically? What is it like to be on a dig? How do these excavations affect our understanding of biblical times and events? The video interviews dig volunteers from all walks of life plus co-Directors Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Prof. Michael Hasel. (I also make a couple of appearances along the way.)

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Archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel, co-Director of the Fourth Expedition to Tel Lachish. (Screen shot)

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Yours Truly in the new video on the Tel Lachish excavations. (Screen shot)

The video includes what is certainly the most significant discovery of our work at Lachish. It fills in a large archaeological blank on the early Kingdom of Judah.

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Archaeologist Hoo Goo Kang standing on the most significant discovery of our multi-year excavation. What is it? See the video for an explanation! (Screen shot)

Watch the full video and consider joining a dig! I will be organizing a group of volunteers to dig in the summer of 2019. Follow my Facebook page or visit my tour website to see details when they become available later this year.


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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