Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1531-1533 Scott Stripling – Khirbet el-Maqatir 2016

It’s the final season for this excavation, just completed in Israel. We talk with dig director Scott Stripling about the evidence they’ve found which he believes builds a convincing rationale for connecting Khirbet el-Maqatir with the site of Ai, from Joshua 7-8, including the final two socket stones from the city gate.

In our third program of this series, we also talked about the exploration of an apparent drainage tunnel near the Jaffa Gate that may have connected the palace of Herod to the Temple Mount.

 

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