Category Archives: Tech & Resources

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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A Star Trek over the Bible Lands plus Two Good Books

Aren Maeir has posted a link to this nice video sequence from NASA, showing the Bible Lands at night from the International Space Station. (Requires Quicktime) It begins with Egypt and moves over Israel/the Palestinian Territories, Syria, and finishes over … Continue reading

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After using it, here’s my review of Todd Bolen’s Bible Lands photo collection:

I’ve used Todd Bolen’s Pictorial Library of the Bible Lands collection for several months. I’ve tried it with Bible classes, history classes, sermons, etc. and my conclusion is… Wow. I posted on the new expanded set a few months ago before I … Continue reading

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Epic time-elapse map of Europe from A.D. 1000 to 2003 [updated]

Update: The videos described below have been removed from YouTube. Apparently the person who put them there did so in violation of copyright law. Trust me, the videos were really good. You can still obtain them from the Historical Atlas web site, … Continue reading

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