The findings of archaeologists sometimes seem to confirm the Biblical text. At other times, the excavation results present a problem. Perhaps the best known case of the latter is Jericho. Most scholars date the Israelite conquest of Canaan to the Late Bronze Age, to a time (13th century B.C.) when, according to Jericho excavator Kathleen […]
Archive for June, 2016
Did Solomon’s temple contain a seven-branched lampstand known as a menorah? Most people answer this question with an automatic “of course.” But the Biblical text is not so clear. The Bible describes the building of the Temple itself in great detail (1 Kings 6–7). The furnishings of the Temple are also described in somewhat less […]
The Upper Pool served as a meeting place for the women of First Temple Jerusalem.
The layers of stratification in the City of David take us through the history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Israel is one of the few places in the world where we have a guidebook to lead archaeologists through the land.
Archaeology is a balance between the meaning of the Bible and modern technology.
Being an archaeologist is no different than being a detective. The profession involves piecing together different pieces of archaeology and making a story.
A door mantle and hinge mark the entrance to one of the most interesting discoveries at the City of David – a large ritual bath.
It was this Canaanite tunnel that David and his general, Yoav, would have walked through to reach the Jebusite city of Jerusalem undetected.