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A harvest stored

This fictional account illustrates how food storage might have been integrated with other household activities in Ancient Judah. I developed this from my dissertation. The rain fell heavily now, the wind driving it against the house wall, pushing it through … Continue reading

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Remembering the past

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the main character works in the Ministry of Truth, which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. He revises old newspaper reports so that the historical record always supports the party line. Because … Continue reading

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David and the writing of history

David has gone into history as the ideal king – humble and yet powerful. Songs have been sung about him, statues erected thousands of years after his lifetime. This one shows David and his son Solomon more than lifesize at … 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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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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Thoughts from ASOR

I am currently attending the conference of the American Schools of Oriental Research in San Francisco. ASOR is the main professional organization for archaeologists worldwide dealing with the Ancient Near East, including Israel. It is always a full program, no … Continue reading

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Daughter of Lachish published

Daughter of Lachish has been published by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf & Stock. http://wipfandstock.com/store/Daughter_of_Lachish/ The mighty Assyrian army has invaded the tiny kingdom of Judah to crush the rebellion against the great king Sennacherib. After a long siege, … Continue reading

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