The City of David After Five Years of Digging
Yigal Shiloh releases preliminary report on excavations in oldest inhabited area of Jerusalem By Hershel Shanks

Thirty-one pages is a slim product for five years of excavation—even if it is only a preliminary report. So it has been said of the text of Yigal Shiloh’s reporta on his excavations in the City of David, the oldest inhabited area of Jerusalem. The criticism, however, is unjustified—not because there are also four […]

Ancient Seafarers Bequeath Unintended Legacy
Rockefeller Museum displays underwater finds By Osnat Misch-Brandl

Underwater archaeology, no longer in its infancy, is rapidly becoming a youth. A current exhibition by the Israel Museum at Jerusalem’s Rockefeller Museum of recent finds recovered from Israel’s coast illustrates this growth. As Israel was an ancient land bridge between Asia and Africa, so it was a sea bridge among Mediterranean ports. Vast […]

Traveling Companion: A Guide to Guidebooks

When God said to Abraham lech lecha: “Get thee out of thy country … unto the land that I will show thee” (Genesis 12:1), the Lord acted as the first known guide. Abraham then “departs” out of Haran, “passes through” Shechem, “pitches his tent” south of Beth El, and “journeys” to Egypt and […]