ARCHAEOLOGY CAN be a tricky business—especially when you dig in Israel.

Dr. Scott Stripling, Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research at Khirbet el-Maqatir and Shiloh, talks about the importance of archaeology for better understanding the Bible, exciting discoveries from the Holy Land, and the challenges of digging in Judea and Samaria, the areas the world calls the West Bank.

Check out the ABR YouTube channel, which features their weekly program Digging For Truth. Here’s the link to Dr. Stripling’s book The Trowel and the Truth: A Guide to Field Archaeology in the Holy Land at

Dr. Stripling leads a tour of archaeological sites with Israeli Bible expert Aaron Lipkin May 8-17, 2020. For more information, log on to

Derek and Sharon Gilbert are also going back to the Holy Land in 2020! For information on the SkyWatchTV Tour of Israel October 12-25, 2020, log on to

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