Category Archives: Tech & Resources

Now Available: “The Book of Ruth” Photo Companion from BiblePlaces

Last year, BiblePlaces released the Photo Companion to the Gospels, a wonderful and unique tool for Bible teachers and students. Bible Places now offers the next addition to the series, The Book of Ruth. It’s discounted at nearly half-price until April 21st, … Continue reading

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New Archaeology Documentary on Lachish Dig (It’s free)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a new documentary video on the recent archaeological expedition to biblical Lachish. This video shares perspectives from both directors and volunteers who worked on the dig, and shows some new discoveries that are … Continue reading

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New Video on Lachish Excavation

If you are interested in Archaeology and the Bible, and especially if you’re curious what it’s like to join a dig, a new video is available for your enjoyment. The video covers recent work at biblical Lachish and was created … Continue reading

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Bible Lands Museum Video: “Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley”

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem has a special exhibit, “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” on the archaeological site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley. The exhibit’s feature video is now online and can be viewed from the comfort … Continue reading

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High-tech meets muscle: Searching for an ancient water system

After excavating in Israel for 7 years in a row, I observed something new this week. A group of specialists literally hammered the ground, looking for an ancient underground water tunnel in the biblical city of Lachish. Water sources for … Continue reading

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Ben Gurion airport exhibition includes Qeiyafa ostracon

Air passengers in Israel will now walk by an exhibition that includes what may be the oldest existing Hebrew inscription, the Khirbet Qeiyafa ostracon. A year-long exhibit on Science in Israel has opened at Ben Gurion airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv. This … Continue reading

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Walk through the British Museum without going to London

One of the greatest museums in the world has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the British Museum using Google Street View to observe thousands of artifacts as if you are there in person. … Continue reading

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Meeting a behemoth on the way to Israel

I arrived in Israel yesterday to join the last excavation season at Khirbet Qeiyafa. I was originally not able to come but some things unexpectedly changed a few weeks ago. Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) which makes for a good day … Continue reading

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New Khirbet Qeiyafa Video Coming June 1st

Peter Hagyo-Kovacs is a filmaker who holds an M.A. in Archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has produced a short educational film about the significance of Khirbet Qeiyafa to understanding Judah in the early Iron Age (the beginning … Continue reading

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Mysterious stone structure discovered underneath Sea of Galilee

This one is no April Fool’s joke. A basalt-boulder structure, wider and taller than Stonehenge, sits under the water near the SW coast of the lake. The structure was discovered in 2003 during a sonar survey. The structure consists of … Continue reading

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