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Two New Discoveries Relate to Ancient Jerusalem

Two new archaeological finds relate to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament periods. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have found the northernmost wall of 1st century AD Jerusalem and discovered the point where the attacking Romans breached it during … Continue reading

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That’s not a sling stone… THIS is a sling stone

Excavated a couple of days ago at Khirbet Qeiyafa… This is one of several sling stones excavated this year at Qeiyafa. Update: I should clarify that this was not David’s actual stone, nor was his stone likely to have been … Continue reading

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Where did David get his sling stones? Right here…

Where did David kill Goliath? The Bible gives numerous landmarks in 1 Samuel 17 to locate the battlefield. It was “between Socoh and Azekah” (v. 1). The armies were camped on mountains “with a valley between them” (3). David stopped … Continue reading

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A sling stone find at Khirbet Qeiyafa

Grady Persell, who is traveling with me, found a sling stone at Khirbet Qeiyafa this past Thursday. This is not the first sling stone found at Khirbet Qeiyafa. Several were found earlier this season and several were also found last … Continue reading

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