Category Archives: Fiction

Those children of Israel of whom there is no memory

The apocryphal book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) contains a hymn to the ancestors of the Jews. It starts in chapter 44 Let us now sing the praises of famous men, our ancestors in their generations. The Lord apportioned to them great … Continue reading

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Daughter of Lachish now as Kindle edition

I just wanted to let you know that my book Daughter of Lachish is now also available as Kindle edition on Amazon.

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Picturing a kitchen from Ancient Judah

In the last post I provided a basic map of large artifacts as found in a room at Tell Halif. It gives us an idea of how the space may have been used, how different activities were carried out together … Continue reading

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Places in “Daughter of Lachish”

Sometimes people ask whether the places I described in the novel “Daughter of Lachish” are real. Yes, they are! The archaeological evidence is not always unequivocal and I added a lot of imagination to make them what they are in … Continue reading

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Book give-away (USA only)

In about a month I will be leaving the United States. When I looked through my belongings, I noticed that I still had a few (as new) copies of my book Daughter of Lachish. Not wanting to haul these around … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Cave at Khirbet Beit Lei

In 1961 an ancient burial cave was uncovered during road construction not far from Lachish. It was east of the site of Khirbet Bei Lei (Horvat Loya). The cave has been opened up and is now visible just beside the … Continue reading

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The Use of Archaeology in Historical Fiction

Last year I delivered a paper at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. I thought I could share it with you and recorded it. Not the best recording, but now in full length. Here it … Continue reading

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