Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1336-1337 John Monson – Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrines

Prof. Yosef Garfinkel with ancient shrine-small

Prof. Yosef Garfinkel with ancient shrine

Excavations for 2012 are just underway at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an important Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel. Just a few weeks ago, archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel announced some of the most exciting finds of 2011, a couple of small, portable shrines. What do these shrines have to say about the Israelite monarchy and the Israelite religion of 3,000 years ago?

In these two programs we discuss the significance of the Qeiyafa excavation with John Monson,  a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Monson and his students are excavating at Qeiyafa.

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