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Category Archives: 2009 Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation
After a 10-year hiatus, the Dead Sea mountain fortress of Masada will be excavated again according to this news article. Though much has been found in the past, Director of Excavations Dr. Guy Stiebel says much remains to be discovered. Masada (“stronghold”) … Continue reading
The second published volume of the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation has just come off the press. It should be available any day now through the Israel Exploration Society. Additional volumes from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations are due in the near future.
I will be presenting a lecture at the Florida College Annual Lectureship this coming Tuesday, February 1st, on the significance of Khirbet Qeiyafa. Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Dr. David Adams have been kind enough to permit the use of photos … Continue reading
Today was a day to fill the brain. The first reports on Middle Eastern archaeology kicked off at 8:30 a.m. and the last sessions ended at 6:15 p.m. Add two 15-minute coffee breaks and lunch in New Orleans’ French Quarter, … Continue reading
I will soon arrive in New Orleans, LA to attend the annual ASOR meeting. For those wondering what this is, I post the following: ASOR = the American Schools of Oriental Research, headquartered at Boston University ASOR’s Mission Statement: Founded … Continue reading
The Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription, which is the oldest extant Hebrew text (ca. 1000 B.C.), has finally been revealed. Aren Maeir, excavator of Tel es-Safi (Gath) was present and reports on the presentation. Unfortunately his initial report gives the text in … Continue reading
I read yesterday about a newly-excavated large, Bronze Age wall in Jerusalem and had planned to post on it today, but will instead direct you to Ferrell Jenkins’ blog post. He has good information and photos of the discovery. Strong, … Continue reading