Copper Smelting Site from the Time of King David

Copper Smelting Site from the Time of King David

A gatehouse has been uncovered during recent excavations at an ancient mining camp in southern Israel. The building dates back to the 10th century B.C. and includes donkey stables. The gatehouse was unearthed at a hilltop archaeological site in the Timna Valley known...
Valley of David and Goliath? – Part 2

Valley of David and Goliath? – Part 2

Khirbet Qeiyafa (credit: Professor Jon Waybright) Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. – 1 Chronicles 2 Last week in Part 1 we studied the location of the archaeological site...
Valley of David and Goliath? – Part 1

Valley of David and Goliath? – Part 1

Khirbet Qeiyafa, where some archaeologists believe King David built his palace (credit: courtesy/ Israel Antiquities Authority) And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this...
Oldest Known 10 Commandments Tablet Sold at Auction

Oldest Known 10 Commandments Tablet Sold at Auction

Three views of the Ten Commandments marble slab. (Heritage Auctions) The world’s earliest known stone inscription of the 10 commandments was sold at auction on November 16, 2016 after spending three decades as a paving stone. According to Heritage Auctions, this...