Tag Archives: Elah Fortress

Conference on Khirbet Qeiyafa in Bern, Switzerland

In case any of this blog’s readers can attend, there is a conference on Khirbet Qeiyafa this Saturday, September 6th, at the University of Bern. Speakers include Professors Yossi Garfinkel, Aren Maeir, Thomas Römer, Dr. Stefan Münger, Silvia Schroer, and Benjamin Sass. The detailed schedule is … Continue reading

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Do finds from Khirbet Qeiyafa improve Bible translation?

If you read 1 Kings 6:31-33 in the Bible, you may see a margin note that the meaning of some Hebrew words is uncertain. Similar margin notes may also appear in Ezekiel chapter 41. Read 1 Kings 7:1-6 in different Bible versions such … Continue reading

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Christian Science Monitor Cover Story “What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible”

The newest issue of Christian Science Monitor has its cover story on archaeology and the Bible, highlighting Khirbet Qeiyafa and the debate over David, Solomon, and the ancient Israelite kingdoms. In all, it is one of the more balanced overviews of … 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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Premiere of a New Khirbet Qeiyafa Short Film is Right Here

A new short film titled “Khirbet Qeiyafa: A Fortified City in the Kingdom of Judah” now debuts on this blog. It summarizes the major finds at Khirbet Qeiyafa and presents the excavators’ conclusions on how the site shapes our understanding … Continue reading

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New Khirbet Qeiyafa Video Coming June 1st

Peter Hagyo-Kovacs is a filmaker who holds an M.A. in Archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has produced a short educational film about the significance of Khirbet Qeiyafa to understanding Judah in the early Iron Age (the beginning … Continue reading

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Information on the second Qeiyafa inscription coming later this year

A few people have inquired about the new Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription discovered in the 2012 season. I asked Yossi Garfinkel about it last week when I drove up to Chattanooga (from Tampa!) to catch his presentation at Southern Adventist University. He … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation ending. Garfinkel’s next dig site is…

The Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation is wrapping up this summer and excavators Yosef Garfinkel and Michael Hasel have just announced their next dig site. The excavation is moving to Lachish. They will proceed with surveying and test pits this summer followed … Continue reading

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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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Did William Dever just declare Low Chronology dead?

Two sources at this year’s ASOR conference in Chicago report a quote from Dr. Bill Dever at the end of the Qeiyafa sessions on Thursday. Anyone interested in the Bible’s relationship to archaeology and history will find this interesting. “There … Continue reading

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