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Archaeologists announced the discovery at Tel Lachish of an ancient Judahite shrine dating to around the time of King Hezekiah. The shrine had been desecrated, which may relate to biblical accounts of Hezekiah’s religious purge against idols and “high places.” These … Continue reading
The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem has opened a new exhibit, In the Valley of David and Goliath, featuring artifacts from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations. I worked with this dig from 2009 to its conclusion in 2013. The discoveries are … Continue reading
Another great museum has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the Israel Museum in Jerusalem using Google Street View to observe displays as if you are there in person. The museum is known for its large … Continue reading
We discovered some nice things at biblical Lachish over the past two days of excavation. Here are photos of some of them. I will start with a typical oil lamp from Old Testament times. Scorching is visible around the area … Continue reading
Busy day with the excavation, but with some nice discoveries. We have nearly completed our first week at this year’s archaeological dig. Here are a few highlights. First, the new ancient gate. My dad is a beast when it comes … Continue reading
The new archaeological season has begun at the biblical Lachish, the second city of the Kingdom of Judah. Lachish played roles in geopolitics, conspiracy, assassination, and was a key objective for multiple invaders. We began our season on Sunday afternoon … Continue reading
For anyone in the Florida panhandle, I will be speaking this weekend (January 23rd – 25th) on Archaeology and the Bible at the Live Oak Church of Christ in Crestview (NE of Pensacola). Here is the schedule: Friday, 7:00pm – … Continue reading
We recently visited the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and saw many of the Bible-related archaeological treasures displayed there. Bible students would probably recognize objects from Bible dictionaries, class materials, PowerPoint lessons, textbooks, and other sources. It’s one thing to see … Continue reading
This excavation week has come to a close. Lots of hard, dirty, sweaty, rewarding, and enriching work. Here are some tidbits for the future: 1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, … Continue reading
We are almost finished with our first week at the dig. Now that things are working better with my Wi-Fi, I’m happy to show some highlights from the past few days.