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Tests Indicate Underground Shaft at Tel Lachish; Possible Water System

Results from last week’s geophysical survey at Tel Lachish show what appears to be an underground shaft at the site. The survey team and the excavators at Lachish believe the shaft is likely part of an ancient water system similar … Continue reading

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High-tech meets muscle: Searching for an ancient water system

After excavating in Israel for 7 years in a row, I observed something new this week. A group of specialists literally hammered the ground, looking for an ancient underground water tunnel in the biblical city of Lachish. Water sources for … Continue reading

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Walk through the Israel Museum without going to Jerusalem

Another great museum has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the Israel Museum in Jerusalem using Google Street View to observe displays as if you are there in person. The museum is known for its large … Continue reading

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A Day in Galilee

We visited several biblical sites today, starting with a synagogue from the 1st century. This building was recently discovered by the Sea of Galilee in the biblical town of Magdala. (Likely the hometown of Mary the Magdalene.) Did Jesus teach in … Continue reading

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Hazor: The Beginning and End of Israel in Canaan

Hazor (spelling based on Hebrew = hatzor) is not the most famous biblical city to modern readers, but it is linked to some famous biblical people and events. At its peak in the Late Bronze Age, Hazor’s population is estimated … Continue reading

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