#1485

2015-06-25

Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2015

With Scott Stripling

Originally begun to test a theory about the location of the city of Ai from Joshua 7-8, Khirbet el-Maqatir has now developed into a multi-dimensional site with remains from almost a half dozen eras. It's the largest excavation in Israel in terms of manpower. Again this year Scott Stripling fills us in on the discoveries and developments of their 3-week season.

tags: Ai Khirbet el-Maqatir Ephraim

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#1432

2014-06-11

Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2014

With Scott Stripling

It started as a humble little excavation out in a field north of Jerusalem almost 20 years ago, and this year it's one of the largest digs in Israel. At least that's what Scott Stripling told us as we got an update on the 2014 excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, the site the excavators believe might be Joshua's Ai. That's the city conquered by the Israelites after their defeat of Jericho. Interestingly, the remains of a New Testament first century city have become prominent in the excavation over the last few years. Could it be Ephraim, a city mentioned in the gospel of John? Lots to talk about as we get the report on the just-concluded excavation season.

tags: scarab Ai Khirbet el-Maqatir Ephraim

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