Feb 22 Blog
By: Elie Wiesel
Joshua inherits authority from Moses but not his charisma. God performed miracles for Joshua, even causing the sun to stand still, but Joshua’s speech lacks the prophet's magic. Joshua’s story is melancholy: violent victory tinged by deep sadness. As award-winning author and activist Elie Wiesel examines.
Jan 22 Blog
By: Robin Ngo
The Iron Age Israelites weren’t known for their artistic tradition—so much so that, according to the Bible, King Solomon had to outsource to the Phoenicians wood-cutting in the construction of the Jerusalem Temple and bronze-working for his other buildings (1 Kings 5:6–9; 1 Kings 7:13–14). But the discovery of an Iron Age basalt workshop at Tel Hazor in northern Israel revealed that the Israelites actually cultivated a basalt-carving craft.
Dec 18 Blog
By: Robert Cargill
Migration and immigration are not just modern occurrences—both the Bible and archaeology show that ancient Israel was a land of immigrants. Come along and explore several excavations investigating the movement of peoples throughout the Holy Land and learn about the 2018 dig opportunities!