Khirbet el-Maqatir started out as a small dig with about 12 people two decades ago. For the last couple of years it has been the largest dig in Israel with around 62 diggers this year.
Originally begun to test a theory about the location of the city of Ai from Joshua 7-8, it has now developed into a multi-dimensional site with remains from almost a half dozen eras. And yet it’s a ruin (khirbet) and not a tel.
Again this year Scott Stripling fills us in on the discoveries and developments of their 3-week season.