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10 Tips for a Great Season According to Omer Ze'evi

Omer Ze’evi, a super important staff member of the Kiriath-Jearim staff, will be in charge of data recording, computers, tech, and measurements in the upcoming 2017 season. 1,051 more words

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Pre-Season Interview with Thomas Römer

Why Kiriath-Jearim? 

KJ is a fascinating site for several reasons. It plays a quite important role in the so-called Ark narrative in the books of Samuel, and appears also in other biblical texts. 312 more words

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Pre-Season Interview with Christophe Nicolle

Why Kiriath-Jearim?

The site is in a strategic location at the top of one of the highest Judean highlands near Jerusalem. It is mentioned several times in the Bible, in particular as the temporary repository of the ark of covenant (before it was placed by King David in the Jerusalem Temple), as a border town between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, or in a list of people of return from exile. 510 more words

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20 - OT and Hebrew Culture 1 - Intro

Did you know that the not all the Psalms of David were actually written by David? Have you seen a map of ancient Israel with its neigbhours before? 68 more words

Pre-Season Interview with Israel Finkelstein

Why Kiriath-Jearim? 

Well, to put it jokingly – because it’s there… From my personal standpoint, after so many years at Megiddo, which is all about Israel, the Northern Kingdom, I have a desire to return to the central hill country and now to Judah. 1,160 more words

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First Pre-Season Photos

This is how it always starts…. with a visit to the containers which was somehow scheduled for the hottest day we’ve had so far this summer. 31 more words

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Student Series! Code of Hammurabi vs The Ten Commandments

This student series post is by an old AP Art History student who took Humanities afterwards and so she smartly used her AP knowledge of the… 1,015 more words

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