Category Archives: Overseas trips

An Urban Legend in Archaeology – Updated

There is an urban legend in archaeology that the most important finds will be discovered 1) at the end of the excavation, or 2) by sheer accident. My father had a discovery on Wednesday morning that qualified both ways. My … Continue reading

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On the Job at the Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

I just finished Day 3 on site at the Elah Fortress (aka Khirbet Qeiyafa) excavation. Today was not as tough as the previous days due to a combination of 1) a steady breeze that mitigated some of the summer temperature, … Continue reading

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We made it to the excavation

We finished our second workday at the Elah Fortress site a little while ago. There is more to do before bedtime, such as wash the pottery we found, sit in a lecture covering some aspect of biblical archaeology, and dinner … Continue reading

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The Jordan River

I already posted some pictorial highlights from today, but here is a little something extra. The water was much deeper than it looked. After shooting the video, I started to wade out some more and immediately went to above-the-knee level. … Continue reading

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Up to Jerusalem, via some other places

We slept in until 7:30 this morning before going to visit Capernaum, which the Bible describes as Jesus’ “own city” in Luke 9. He lived here for a while during his earlier ministry, possibly in Peter’s house if not His … Continue reading

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Day 2: Harod, Jezreel and Mount Carmel

We visited the Spring of Harod, Jezreel, Megiddo and Mt. Carmel today. I will save most of Jezreel and all of Megiddo for later posts, but here are some highlights from the other sites. We left this morning to visit … Continue reading

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Day 1: Dan, Galilee and Mount Arbel

We had a long, physically arduous day visiting these sites and more. Everything went well in spite of sore feet from the broken, rocky terrain of Mt. Arbel (and from climbing the water shaft at Hazor – more on that … Continue reading

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Reflections on Spain after returning home

We arrived in Tampa last night and made it to our homes. I would have posted last night, but my wife and kids (for some reason) took pretty much all of my time. It was a very good trip by … Continue reading

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Going back via the British Museum

We are in London this Sunday morning, our first stop on the way back to the U.S.  We are leaving our hotel in a few minutes to worship with a group of Christians here. Tomorrow we will spend a large … Continue reading

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Sevilla Meetings – Finished!

We finished up our last evening with the church in Dos Hermanas and got back to the hotel a little while ago. I presented a another archaeological lesson while my father taught on the question, “Why doesn’t God use people … Continue reading

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