Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1427 Si Gitin – The Philistines of Ekron

The Ekron Inscription

The Ekron Inscription

Following up our previous program on our 1996 visit to the final season of excavation at Tel Mikne Ekron, I pulled this program from the archives. This is an interview with Si Gitin, director of the Albright Institute in Jerusalem and co-director of the Tel Mikne Ekron excavation, explaining the new understanding of the Philistines, based on what was excavated during their 14 seasons. Si Gitin also discusses one of the most important discoveries of the excavation, the royal dedicatory inscription that was found in 1996, shortly after we visited the site.

After a 34-year tenure as director of the Albright, Si Gitin will be retiring in July and turning over the position to Matthew Adams.

 

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