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A Day with the Duttons (or, How Much Can Gentiles Pack Into a Sabbath?)

Last weekend I had the privilege to be with Trent and Rebekah Dutton. The Duttons are a great couple with an interesting story. Both are computer programmers with experience in military applications. Their interest in biblical geography and archaeology grew as they … Continue reading

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Short Video: Clearing an Ancient Entrance

I have worked for 1-1/2 weeks clearing city fortifications that date to the time of the biblical King David. The city walls at Khirbet Qeiyafa are casemates and served as living space during peacetime. The doorway in this short video … Continue reading

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Ancient Casemate Walls – an Inexpensive, Flexible Defense

We often picture ancient cities as being surrounded by thick, solid walls for protection. There are certainly examples of this from ancient times, but the heavy expense plus the significant construction time led to an alternative city wall design that … Continue reading

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