A World Below
The Caves of Maresha By Ian Stern

It is commonplace in archaeology: An excavation provides more questions than answers. That is certainly true at Maresha.

Portraits of Ancient Israelite Kings?

Has archaeology provided us with a visual portrait of an Israelite king? Well, yes and no. Or rather, no and yes. The “yes” is on the famous Black Obelisk in the British Museum, often thought to include a portrait of the Israelite King Jehu bowing before the Assyrian monarch. Alas, it is really a […]

Will King Hezekiah Be Dislodged from His Tunnel?

It is one of the most famous sites in Jerusalem—right up there after the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. And it is also one of the most exciting to visit—Hezekiah’s Tunnel. But is it really his? The story is well known and oft told. In […]

Was Rahab Really a Harlot?

Did Rahab live on the wall or in the wall?

Peloponnesus, Greece