Category Archives: Archaeology

Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Two

Today the course at St George’s College in Jerusalem really swung into gear. We have about 33 people on the program, plus about 4 staff. I am listed as a ‘Guest Scholar’ this year and will be responsible for a … Continue reading

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Jordan 2014 – Day Two

Today was spent exploring the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. We spent from 9.00am to 5.00pm enjoying the sights and sounds of Petra, and were there long enough to some of the famous changes in the colour of rock as … Continue reading

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Jordan 2014 – Day One

Today (Saturday) we said goodbye to Hakuk Balev as we left Galilee to begin our few days of travelling in Jordan. The crossing from Israel to Jordan was uneventful, but we still seemed to spend an unnecessarily long time in … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Thirteen

Today was our final day on the dig at Bethsaida for the middle session this year. There were no major finds, not even a few last minute coins. However, we did get to finish the square off nicely with clean … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Twelve

Today was our hottest day so far, and very humid—with more of the same and then some predicted for tomorrow. We were dripping with perspiration and the dust was turned to trickles of mud.   We began the day with … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Eleven

Today—Wednesday in our second week at Bethsaida—there was a tangible sense of sadness that so much will remain incomplete when our brief time on the dig ends this Friday. We have achieved so much, but realise just how far we … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Ten

In Area T today we made amazing progress, and found something we had not dared to anticipate. As we cleared up the northern half of our square, we exposed more of the wall running N/S along the western edge of … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Nine

We were back on the dig today, and at least in Area T there was a significant amount of dirt being moved. Everyone is keen to uncover as much of the hidden history of this small part of the site … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Eight

Today—our second Sunday in the Galilee—was planned as a less intense day. We began by making a short visit to Capernaum which we had not been able to visit the previous Sunday. The landscaping has continued apace since I was … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Seven

We spent today in Nazareth. What a deep blessing to be back here with a bunch of new friends to show around my favourite place. We began with a brief visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation, before moving just a … Continue reading

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