Viewing entries tagged

Socoh, Azekah, Khirbet Qeiyafa

1_Socoh_Azekah_Qeiyafa In I Samuel 17, the Philistine armies have gathered at Socoh, and are encamped between Socoh and Azekah.  Across the Elah Valley, were the Israelites, with a river between them and their enemies.  To the left of this photo is Socoh with Azekah rising at the end of the valley.  To the right is the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa, the possible location of the Israelite camp.

Khirbet Qeiyafa

High on the hill, Khirbet Qeiyafa overlooks with Elah Valley.This morning, a new short film has debuted on the Internet. It is called "Khirbet Qeiyafa" and discusses the recent archaeology surrounding a site on the northern side of the Elah Valley in Israel. The film debuted on Luke Chandler's blog site and it is one that I encourage you to watch. The interesting thing about archaeology is that we are continually learning about past civilizations. And, as more and more dirt is moved away, the more that we learn.

In Israel, this is a beautiful site. While there, you can open up your Bible, read the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel 17, and the whole story comes to life.

If you are interested in traveling with Luke Chandler, he is planning a trip to Italy this fall. I'm sure that he would enjoy having you join him.