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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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After nearly 1,500 years, the Frankincense tree returns to Israel

1,500 years after the last frankincense tree disappeared from the Holy Land, Dr. Solowey has managed to grow the first shoots of a tree whose scented white sap was once worth more than gold. Matthew Kalman has an interesting article … Continue reading

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Time off during an excavation in Israel? Here’s what you can do.

Go to the Dead Sea. It offers war and peace, cleansing mud, swimming in both warm and cold water. You can be lifted up in the lowest place on Earth. The Dead Sea lies more than 1,400 feet below sea … Continue reading

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En Gedi – David’s Dead Sea Hideout with its Waterfalls

En Gedi (also called Ein Gedi) is a fresh, green spot teeming with life on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Since prehistoric times, its freshwater springs have offered life and refreshment in a hot, rugged, brown region. Among … Continue reading

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