CONTENTS OF THE REPORT (Book or CD format)
Excavated periods include findings for:
Middle and Late Bronze. (Photos of bronze MB dagger, scarab, and pottery.)
Iron Age I and II. (Description of Iron Age I tomb with jewelry.)
Persian. (A necessary period for site to be Ai. Photos of three Yahud
Hellenistic. (Photos and plans of two pottery kilns. 12 cooking pots found
in a trench.)
Early Roman. (Details of refuse pit.)
Early and Late Byzantine. (An underground dwelling. Finds indicating a
Early Islamic. (Unearthing a complete olive oil "factory," and a silver
torque with 30 coins.)
Enigmatic cuttings in bedrock. (Is this a Canaanite temple foundation?)
Coins of Khirbet Nisya. (Of more than 220 coins found 157 are photographed
Objects from all seasons. (Long list with photos of interesting small
Historical and Biblical studies:
The Identification and Location of Biblical Bethel. (On the importance of
The Identification and Location of Biblical Ai. (A thorough study on the
significance of Ai.
Map of the area showing placement of Israelite troops in the battle for Ai.)
Why Correct Dates are vital for the Biblical Exodus and Conquest. (Traces
developments in the deviation in dating.)
Israel's Origins. (Many scholars today believe biblical narratives are
myth--Here is the antidote.)
Why Use Stone Vessels and Mikvaot? (Explains some Jewish laws of cleansing.)
Olive Oil Production and Use in Antiquity.
Staff and Volunteers for All Seasons.
Correspondence with J. Kelso and W.F. Albright.
List of Objects for all Seasons.
Biographical Note: After taking graduate courses at Dropsie University, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University, author David Livingston finished his Ph.D. at Andrews University in Berrien Springs MI in 1989. He had earlier received an M.A. (honors) at Trinity graduate school, Deerfield IL and an M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree was a B.A. from Wheaton College. Before that he had been an aviation electronics technician in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He lived 10 years, with his family, in S. Korea, five years of which he was president of Kwan Dong Christian College in Kang Nung. In 1969 he founded the Associates for Biblical Research and was its director until 1995. He initiated the excavations at Khirbet Nisya in 1979 and directed them for 24 years. In addition to supervising excavations at Kh. Nisya, he participated in digs at Ketef Hinnom (Jerusalem), Gezer, Jezre'el, Herod's Jericho, and ancient Jericho's Middle Bronze cemetery.
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