Tag Archives: Early Israel

New Israeli National Park for Khirbet Qeiyafa, Elah Valley

The Jerusalem Post reports on plans for the Elah Valley, famous for the fight between David and Goliath. The northern portion of the approved area is particularly important on an archeological and historical level due to the presence of Khirbat … Continue reading

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Swimming in Galilee, You See a Lot (video)

The “Sea” of Galilee is more like a lake. You can see across to the other side even on hazy days. To Bible students, the Sea of Galilee is famous for the time Jesus spent there. He lived in Capernaum … Continue reading

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Short Video on the Ophel Excavations in Jerusalem

Archaeologist Eilat Mazar has been digging around the City of David for several years. A short video has been posted showing results from the last few months on the southern edge of the Temple Mount, an area known as the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Semitic Museum at Harvard

In April, I took the teens from the church where I work to Boston over their Spring Break. One of our stops was the Semitic Museum at Harvard University. Our visit was an enjoyable step into biblical times. First thing … Continue reading

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What was Israel’s ‘Capital’ Before the Monarchy?

Quick… off the top of your head, name 5 of the most important biblical cities. No doubt Jerusalem is on your list? Go ahead and stretch it to 10 important biblical cities. Perhaps your list has cities such as Bethlehem … Continue reading

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