Aren Maeir and the excavations he directs at Gath are profiled in an interesting article at Israel 21c.
Wayne Stiles describes the biblical significance of Ein Harod. I would add that when I was at the site a few weeks ago, the gates were locked up tight. A call to the office revealed that the national park is closed “indefinitely.”
Being covered in the dust of your rabbi is not an urban legend.
Tom Powers takes his readers on a tour underneath the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The excavations are slated to open to the public later this year.
Shmuel Browns hikes Nahal Michmash. He notes some of the many biblical connections.
Ferrell Jenkins provides two helpful photos for the next time you’re studying or teaching the story of Samson tying the foxtails together.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is hosting a lecture this evening in English by Sarah Salon, “Sprouting Stories - Medicinal Plants in the Bible and growing a 2,000 Year Old Date seed from Masada.”
Cliffs near Michmash and Geba, the area where Jonathan climbed to surprise the Philistines (1 Sam 14)