Tag Archives: Khirbet Qeiyafa

Signs of Administration in the early Kingdom of Judah?

A new article by Hoo-Goo Kang and Yosef Garfinkel on marked jar handles is available for free download. These handles date to the early 10th century and point to governmental authority in the region of Judah. The authors conclude the impressed handles were precursors … Continue reading

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A City of David’s Kingdom? New Carbon-14 results from Khirbet Qeiyafa

A new article has been published on new radiocarbon dating from Khirbet Qeiyafa, an Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley. It happens to be in the same location, as described in 1 Samuel 17, where David slew Goliath. Discoveries … Continue reading

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The other word in the new “Eshbaal” inscription – suggested interpretations

The new “Ishba’al, son of Beda” inscription from our Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation is now reported on major news agencies and internet media. I cannot count the number of Facebook posts noting the find. Yet most news summaries do not mention the other word … Continue reading

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New Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription Published. What Does it Say?

An inscription discovered in 2012 at Khirbet Qeiyafa has been published, and it contains a name found in the Bible. The inscription is incised on a storage jar from the late-11th/early-10th century BC, the biblical period of Saul and David. The … Continue reading

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Inscriptions from Kh. Qeiyafa and Tel Lachish to be published soon

Yossi Garfinkel has given an update on inscriptions recently discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa (2012) and Tel Lachish (2014). The Qeiyafa inscription found in 2012 dates to the early 10th century BC in Iron IIa. An article on this has been written … Continue reading

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Things learned from Yossi Garfinkel’s presentations in Tampa

We enjoyed a pleasant visit from Yossi Garfinkel Tuesday evening on the Florida College campus. He gave a lecture on Khirbet Qeiyafa to a full auditorium plus a summary of the first Tel Lachish season for a private dinner group. Here are … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation Report, Vol. II now available

The second published volume of the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation has just come off the press. It should be available any day now through the Israel Exploration Society. Additional volumes from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations are due in the near future.

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Yossi Garfinkel giving presentation near Tampa, Florida

Prof. Yossi Garfinkel will be at Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL, next Tuesday (Nov. 18th) to give a presentation on the archaeological finds from Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel. This event is part of the school’s Life Enrichment program and … Continue reading

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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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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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