Category Archives: Short videos

Seal of Hezekiah discovered in Jerusalem (Updated)

The Israel Antiquities Authority just announced the discovery of a clay seal (bulla) bearing King Hezekiah’s personal seal. The object was discovered in situ in 2009 but just recently deciphered in its entirety. The iconography is interesting and is described below. … Continue reading

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A First Step in Archaeological Excavation (Video)

A short video intro to one aspect of excavation. “You call this archaeology?” – Henry Jones, Sr. Here is the result. (I only deserve partial credit. Steve Braman worked on this with me.)

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Archaeology: an Ancient Destruction Layer at Lachish

One of the most exciting things to find on an archaeological dig is a destruction layer. A city level destroyed by fire tends to produce rich finds. Valuable things are trapped under ash and debris just waiting to be found. … Continue reading

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An ancient grinding stone perfectly designed for a woman’s hand

We finished our first week of the Tel Lachish excavation with some nice finds, including the perfectly-designed grinding stone shown in the video below. Women’s hands in the Late Bronze age (ca. 1400-1200 BC) were apparently the same size as … Continue reading

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From David to Jesus: The Mount of Olives

One of the best views of the Mount of Olives can be found from the ramparts of Jerusalem’s Old City walls. The Rampart Walk is cheap (around $4 at this time) and permits unique views of Jerusalem. I posted on … Continue reading

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Canaan was not a big desert. (Someone tell the media!)

Looking at biblically-themed art or watching biblically-themed movies, one has to assume most of ancient Israel’s territory was desert. This is simply not true of a land of “milk and honey” – two products that require vegetation. One example of geographical … Continue reading

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Video: All About Region of Samaria in 15 Minutes

The Satellite Bible Atlas web site has a series of short videos that illuminate Bible places. Today features one that illuminates the region of Samaria. I watched it and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is more than worth the … Continue reading

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The Gihon Spring and Solomon’s Wisdom

My previous post discussed the recently-completed excavations around Jerusalem’s Gihon spring. This spring was the water source for ancient Jerusalem. The Gihon spring had one weakness. It lay at the bottom of the hill, but for defensive purposes the city … Continue reading

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15-Year Excavation Completed at Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring (Video)

This short video shows the powerful Canaanite fortifications at Jerusalem prior to David’s time. Anyone who has visited the Gihon Spring in the past 15 years has seen the massive stones along with sandbags and other evidence of excavation. The … Continue reading

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Join my Bible Lands tour of Israel from October 27 to November 5, 2014

I invite you to join my Bible Lands tour this fall. This tour experience is top quality, and for a very good price. Everything is taken care of so you can devote your full attention to the Bible places we will … Continue reading

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