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Archaeology Updates from ASOR

My wife and I are back with our kids after hearing some great things at the ASOR annual meeting in San Antonio. Here are some highlights from our experience. Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring: The massive 18th century BC tower over the Gihon Spring … Continue reading

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Short Video: David’s battlefield up close

Since this is our last year to excavate in the Elah valley in Israel, I made a short, up-close video of David’s battlefield with Goliath. You can “be there” as we go over the events of 1 Samuel 17.  

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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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The Dig Across the Valley – Excavations at Tel Azekah

Tel Aviv University recently began a new dig at Tel Azekah, literally next door to Khirbet Qeiyafa. The substantial discoveries at Qeiyafa have produced fresh interest in the Shephelah (Judean foothills) and new digs are popping up in the region. … Continue reading

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Photos from Day One at Khirbet Qeiyafa, 2011

After worship on the roof of our Jerusalem hotel (overlooking the Temple Mount) we arrived safely at the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation late Sunday morning. Problems with my rented air card kept me from posting the past two nights but things … Continue reading

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David fought Goliath next to Khirbet Qeiyafa

Everyone who excavated at Khirbet Qeiyafa had the privilege of enjoying a beautiful, daily view of the Elah Valley. The Elah Valley is most famous as the location of the David vs. Goliath story in 1 Samuel 17. In ancient … Continue reading

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