Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis

During the 30 excavation seasons conducted at the site of ancient Hazor, where in 2013 an Egyptian sphinx was discovered, it became clear that this was the largest and most important city-state in the Land of Israel in the second millennium BCE. At its floruit, Hazor spanned c. 200 acres, 10 times the size of Jerusalem […]

Fragment of Nehemiah in Dead Sea Scrolls

In 2012 working together with Esther Eshel of Bar-Ilan University, Torleif Elgvin of Evangelical Lutheran University College in Oslo, Norway, has been examining previously unknown fragments from 29 scrolls celebrated Dead Sea Scrolls (including scraps of four others). The celebrated Dead Sea Scrolls, first discovered in 1948 in the caves adjacent to the ancient site […]