Category Archives: Overseas trips

Visiting Sevilla, Spain

We began our recent trip with several days near the city of Sevilla (usually labeled “Seville” in English). Some of us recall a storied barber (and rabbit?) from this city. In Spanish, the city name is pronounced [seh-VEE-ya]. Including its … Continue reading

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In Spain for Two Weeks

I have arrived in Sevilla (a.k.a. Seville), Spain, to begin a nearly two-week visit in the country. This trip is primarily about being with Christians, but there are also some interesting things to see and learn about the area. I’m … Continue reading

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Bogotá, Colombia: Not Tacos and Tropics, but “Eternal Spring”

I arrived in Bogotá last night to begin a two-week trip in Colombia. I’ll be presenting Bible lessons for a number of churches here and in the city of Ibagué. This is perhaps my sixteenth or seventeenth visit to this … Continue reading

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To Colombia…

I have arrived in Bogotá, Colombia for a two-week visit with Christians in this country. Temps are to range from the mid-low 70’s to the upper 40’s in Bogotá – perfect! The trip will be divided between here and the … Continue reading

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A Look at Megiddo – a.k.a. Armageddon

Megiddo’s location, guarding the intersection of four ancient and strategic highways, has given it a tumultuous history. Megiddo was one of several cities defeated, but not occupied, by the Israelites as a result of Joshua’a conquest. (Joshua 12:21; Judges 1:27) … Continue reading

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Ferrell Jenkins’ Study and Photographic Trip in Israel

Ferrell Jenkins and fellow Bible Lands aficionado Leon Mauldin are currently in Israel to visit and photograph sites throughout the country. Ferrell is posting some highlights on his Travel Blog. The first full day was spent in and around Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Our Last Full Excavation Day

We finished this season’s last full workday at the site. Tomorrow we will arrive at the usual early time to clean & brush off the excavated areas for final photography. The site photos will be in the published reports for … Continue reading

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Want to Excavate an Ancient Drain?

After 3 days of working primarily with a wheelbarrow, I got to return to a job requiring a bit more finesse – excavating an ancient city drain channel. This task may seem dubious when one contemplates what flowed through an ancient drain … Continue reading

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Walking through Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem

Ancient Jerusalem was a strong defensive position with a glaring weakness. The city was on a hill surrounded on three sides by steep valleys, but the water supply was a spring down at the bottom of the hill. During a … Continue reading

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Very Old Stones in Jerusalem’s Eastern Wall

Dr. Leen Ritmeyer is an archaeological architect who specializes in Jerusalem and its Temple Mount. He has been involved in numerous excavations and maintains a Blog. He lectures around the world and has been published extensively. In 2008, Dr. Ritmeyer … Continue reading

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