Category Archives: Personal

Fiddler on the Roof meets an Archaeological Dig

I am excavating at Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel, but am also in the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Florida about four weeks from now. “Fiddler” is about a Jewish community trying to hold on to its traditions in … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa to be Enveloped by City Expansion

Khirbet Qeiyafa, an ancient city that has recharged the debate about King David, may soon be enveloped by modern buildings. A massive project is bringing the city of Beit Shemesh literally to Qeiyafa’s front door. The modern city of Beit … Continue reading

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Can you identify the location of this photo?

My new header is a photo I took in Israel last summer. The water probably gives away my location to people who know the country. I remember the moment when I took this picture. Our group was enjoying a weekend … Continue reading

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You Can Join a Dig in 2011

A few people have asked me, “How did you become involved with an archaeological dig in Israel?” My answer: “Quite unexpectedly.” I taught a church class on “Archaeology and the Bible” during the summer of 2008 and used this blog … Continue reading

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Off to Nebraska…

I’ve been extremely busy reading, writing and teaching (besides the whole husband/father thing). After hours of studying and organizing thoughts to present for the church here, as well as for Spanish classes and my ongoing graduate work, the last thing … Continue reading

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Been busy… but here are some interesting sites.

There are 4 activities requiring my time these days that were not present in my life a year ago. 1) I am working on a Masters Degree. 2) I have been teaching Spanish to teens and pre-teens. 3) I am … Continue reading

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“Blessing the Fish” Phenomenon in Galilee

There is a little-known phenomenon in the Sea of Galilee that local Arab villages traditionally refer to as “Blessing the Fish.” This phenomenon is recorded in secular history as far back as the 1st century B.C. and may have a … Continue reading

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Top 50 Biblical History Blogs

This blog has been list as one of the  Top 50 Biblical History Blogs according to the Accredited Online Bible Colleges web site. The blogs are arranged alphabetically according to type. Note #35 under the “Archaeology and Place” category. There are excellent … Continue reading

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Lecture in Tampa on the Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

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

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A new ‘Indiana Jones’ movie in the works?

Is the hero who brought “archaeology” to the masses about to don the fedora again? You heard it here first..unless you already heard it from other sources such as this one, this one or this one. “The story for the new Indiana … Continue reading

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