Short Term Programs
Fall 2019 - Et-Tell Excavation / JFS Tour
We will spend two weeks digging at Et-Tell (perhaps the Biblical site of Ai) and two weeks touring Israel. The dig will be directed by Titus Kennedy and the tour will be led by Andrew Cross. You have the option to apply for the dig, the tour, or both.
Et-Tell is an impressive tel just north of Jerusalem and an important site for understanding the history of Canaan in the Bronze Age. We have several potential places to dig on the tel: on the the acropolis, along an outer wall, and clearing what appears to be a tunnel. We dig from Sunday to Thursday – 6 AM to 1 PM. There will be some optional tours on the weekend.
We will keep the group size small and go off the beaten path. The tour will be fast paced so a reasonable degree of physical fitness is required. We want to take time to experience the places we visit, speak with local Palestinians, Druze, and Israelis, buy food in the local markets, and stay in places where can observe the culture and way of life. There will be opportunities in the evenings to discuss some of the historical and theological issues related to the sites we visit. And we will have a great time of fellowship and sharing in God’s Word together. You can find a sample tour itinerary here.
Come and join us!
Oct. 22 – Nov. 3 (12 nights)
Dig at Et Tell
Week 1 – (Nov 3 – 10)
Week 2 – (Nov 10 – 17)
950 USD (per week)
– Prices include meals, lodging, fees and travel in country.
– Prices do not include travel medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, transportation to and from airport, or travel expenses.