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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
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
The official site for Khirbet Qeiyafa has just been updated with new information and photos. This Iron Age site happens to overlook David and Goliah’s biblical battlefield and has produced a wealth of data from the period when the tribal societies of … Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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
Some scholars point out a seeming contradiction with the newly-announced shrines from Khirbet Qeiyafa. The Qeiyafa archaeologists conclude that the city’s inhabitants observed the Israelite ban on religious images, yet they show us a model temple adorned with lions and … Continue reading