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Temple from Hezekiah’s Time Found at Lachish (Photos and Video)

Archaeologists announced the discovery at Tel Lachish of an ancient Judahite shrine dating to around the time of King Hezekiah. The shrine had been desecrated, which may relate to biblical accounts of Hezekiah’s religious purge against idols and “high places.” These … Continue reading

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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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Biblical Artifacts in the Israel Museum

We are free this weekend and enjoyed 3 hours this morning in one of the world’s great museums for biblical artifacts. The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is the repository for many discoveries we see in Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and other … Continue reading

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Other Khirbet Qeiyafa Discoveries: A Tower and an Idol

After all the attention surrounding the recent “David’s Palace” announcement, here are details on some other finds from the final season at Kh. Qeiyafa. Because I have worked as a volunteer at the site for five years running, the Qeiyafa … Continue reading

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New (Solomonic?) Wall Uncovered in Jerusalem

Eilat Mazar, who has directed excavations in the City of David for several years, has another find. Hebrew University archaeologists have revealed an ancient path in Jerusalem believed to date back to the time of King Solomon, along with structures … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa is so important…

Many ancient jar handles with the stamp “LMLK” have been discovered in Israel over the years. These Hebrew consonants translate as “Belonging to the King.” Jars with this stamp contained royal/governmental stores of olive oil, wine, grain, etc. and have … Continue reading

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