It\’s been over two months since my last post. I would apologize, but it\’s entirely due to the birth of my (firstborn) daughter, Hadassah Ruth Saltz so I\’m sorry for nothing. These past few months have been some of the most exhausting and rewarding of my life. This new responsibility combined with the preparations for moving to Cincinnati at the end of the month have kept me absurdly busy.
That said, the newest from Luke Chandler (who\’s currently at his anual dig at Khirbet Qeiyafa) seems like it will likely stir up the ant hill again and was just too good not to pass on immediately.
According to him:
1. This may be the last dig season here. Due to hard work over the past 3 weeks, this year’s team has pretty much resolved the remaining research questions for the Qeiyafa expedition. If this turns out to be the last season, the excavators have already decided on the next site they hope to excavate. Permits must first be obtained, so I’m not at liberty to post this information yet. I will say, however, that the new possibility is an exciting one.2. We found another Early Iron Age inscription. Can’t say more than this right now.
Next up, I\’ll discuss more of my preparations in the Grad School adventure.