Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1060-1061 Tell es-Safi/Gath

Jeffrey Chadwick fills us in on the excavations into the Philistine city of Gath, the fifth and final city of the Philistine pentapolis to be excavated. Jeffrey is a professor of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University. We works with head archaeologist Aren Maier, of Bar Ilan University.

Excavation website
Excavation weblog
Jeffrey Chadwick examining a sherd at the excavation.
More pictures of Gath at


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