Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Join us in Gezer for the 2012 dig

2012 Gezer Water System Expedition
 May 27 – June 15, 2012 Tel Gezer, Israel

Sponsored by the Center for Archaeological Research at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in conjunction with Israel Nature and Parks Authority

The Project: Participate in the excavation of an ancient Canaanite water system which could date to the time of Abraham.

Dates: May 27 - June 15, 2012. Volunteers should plan to arrive no later than May 26.

Cost: $1500 for the 3-week season, or $500 per week + airfare. Costs cover room, board and weekend travel. Participants are responsible for their own flights to and from Israel. The dig will arrange airport pickup. 

Weekend Travel: The expedition will arrange several field trips covering key areas of Israel.

Accommodations: Volunteers will be housed in air-conditioned rooms at the Neve Shalom Guest House, with three to four persons per room.

Academic Credit: Undergraduate or graduate course credit for up to 6 semester hours is available. Additional tuition fees apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dr. Dan Warner (dwarner@nobts.edu) or Dr. Dennis Cole (rdcole@nobts.edu)


The Gezer Water System project is co-sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at INPA, and Dan Warner, co-director of the Center for Archaeological Research at NOBTS.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Google and the Israel Museum have digitized five of the Dead Sea Scrolls using advanced technology. It is well worth your time to visit the site.

The scrolls were written between the third and first centuries B.C. and are the oldest know biblical manuscripts. The scrolls were hidden in caves near the Dead Sea to protect them from the Romans. A Bedouin shepherd discovered the scrolls in 1947. Many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.