Tag Archives: Philistines

Archaeology Updates from ASOR

My wife and I are back with our kids after hearing some great things at the ASOR annual meeting in San Antonio. Here are some highlights from our experience. Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring: The massive 18th century BC tower over the Gihon Spring … Continue reading

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Initial Pottery Results from Khirbet Arai

A new excavation at Khirbet Arai, an ancient site some 40 miles (61 km) SW of Jerusalem, may produce new data on the origins of the Philistines. I posted previously on some early test pit finds by excavators Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor. … Continue reading

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New Dig at Khirbet Arai may reveal Philistines, Kingdom of Judah

A new excavation in the Judean foothills may reveal details about the arrival of the Philistines, the decline of the Canaanites, and the development of the Kingdom of Judah. The site is called Khirbet Arai and is located near Tel Lachish, … Continue reading

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New book on questions re: Khirbet Qeiyafa and ancient Judah

There is a new book on the debates surrounding Khirbet Qeiyafa, a recently excavated city dating to the time of King David. The quantity and quality of the finds from Kh. Qeiyafa have reignited discussion over the political, religious, and societal development of ancient Judah in the time … Continue reading

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Lectures on the Philistines in Kansas City and Chicago

Those in the Kansas City and/or Chicago area have a special opportunity next week to hear lectures by Dr. Aren Maeir, the archaeologist who has excavated ancient Gath since the mid-1990’s. Bible students will recall Gath as one of the … Continue reading

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Does a Newly Discovered Seal Show Samson Fighting a Lion?

Excavators at Tel Beth-Shemesh recently announced the discovery of a small seal that shows a human figure possibly fighting a large lion. The seal was found in an 11th century B.C. context. In the Bible, Samson lived in the area … Continue reading

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