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Can You Dig It?

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

As you see from the title of this post, members of our group will be at three different sites this summer. Logistics will greatly complicate our updates and blog posts over the next three weeks. Not only must we juggle the difficulties of different schedules, we each are working in...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, May 21, 2018

The 2018 Dig Season for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary will be unique. The excavation staff and volunteers will actually work on several different sites this summer include Tel Gezer and Tel Hadid. This summer marks the ninth and final season of the Tel Gezer Water System Expedition sponsored by the...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, June 4, 2018

Juggling three sites has been difficult, but the results have been remarkable. It is very difficult to gather updates and photographs. However, we have begged and borrowed enough photos to update the NOBTS Moskau Institute Flickr page with photos from all three sites – Visit the Page. Tel Gezer The excavation and...

By Moskau Institute on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Israeli news website Haaretz included the cache of silver and gold cultic items discovered by the Tel Gezer Water System Excavation in its list of top archaeological finds of 2016. Read about this and other top finds at http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.761814 The Gezer water system excavation is a joint project of the Moskau...

By Gary D. Myers on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Set-up days are necessary, but not necessarily fun. Hours are spent filling sandbags, raising shade cloth, cutting weeds, running electrical wires, installing safety barriers, and preparing each site for excavation. There are no Indiana Joneses on set-up day, just dusty grunts lugging gear and getting the job done. Today was...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, May 22, 2017

Today was another long day of set-up at the Tel Gezer Water System Expedition. More sandbags were made, more shade cloth tents were constructed, and more site preparation was completed. Many sandbags were installed over the ancient water system steps, but many more sandbags are needed tomorrow. There will be...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

We are finally ready to start digging in the water system and in the Canaanite gate. Set-up was challenging, but the team persevered and the task is complete. The sifting table produced many buckets of pottery today. A few really exciting finds turned up in the sifter. Unfortunately, we can’t tell...

By Cory Barnes on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scripture tells us that “A person’s heart plans his way; but the LORD determines his steps” (Prov. 16:9, CSB). This text comes to mind when considering the NOBTS Tel Gezer team, particularly in regards to our work in the water system. God has brought NOBTS a unique task in...