Schedule for the 2017 Excavation Season at Biblical Shiloh

Overall Schedule: Last Updated 3/14/17 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

Wednesday May 18: ABR staff departs from the USA.

Sunday May 21 PM: Check in date for volunteers at the Ritz Hotel. Arrangements may be made for earlier check in at additional cost, but there is no guarantee of room availability. Check with ABR to confirm availability and pricing for early check in.

Sunday May 21: Dig Orientation 7-8 PM

Monday May 22-Friday May 26: Dig at Shiloh

Saturday May 27 -Free Day. One week diggers check out AM.

Sunday May 28: DIG AT SHILOH (UPDATED 3/14/17)

Monday May 29, Tuesday May 30 and Friday June 2: Dig at Shiloh until 2 PM (Updated 3/14/17)

Wednesday May 31: DIG CLOSED DUE TO SHAVUOT. Touring: Shechem, Sabastia, and Samaria (Updated 3/14/17)

Cost: $20 to $30 plus entry fees. (Diggers pay for this optional tour in Israel, not in advance).


Saturday June 3: Free Day. Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel.

Sunday June 4: Ashkelon and Bet Guvrin

Monday June 5 - Friday June 9: Dig at Shiloh

Saturday June 10: Free Day. Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel.

Sunday June 11: Jericho and the Inn of the Good Samaritan

Monday June 12-Friday June 16 Dig at Shiloh

Saturday June 17- Departing diggers check out AM from the Ritz Hotel. Free day for post-dig tour participants.

Sunday June 18-Saturday June 24 AM, or optional extension until Tuesday June 27: Post Dig Touring with Dr. Scott Stripling.

Daily Dig Schedule

4:15 AM Breakfast
4:45 AM Load Bus
4:59:59 AM Depart for Site- bus ride includes a daily devotional and songs of praise.
5:30 AM Start Digging
10:30 AM Lunch on site
1:30 PM Leave Site
2:30 PM Pottery Washing
3:30-7PM Rest, Free Time, Dinner at the Ritz Hotel
7-8 PM Evening Biblical Teaching as scheduled

Biblical Teaching Schedule 7-8 pm:  Subject to Change

May 21 (Sunday) – Orientation (Staff)
May 22 (Monday) – Stripling – “The Israelite Tabernacle at Shiloh”
May 23 (Tuesday) – Peterson – “Date and Background of the Conquest”
May 24 (Wednesday) – Seevers – “Life in Iron Age I Shiloh”
May 25 (Thursday) – Simmons – “Between the Testaments”
May 26 (Friday) – Seevers & Leavitt – “A Headless Judean Pillar Figurine from Tell el-Ful”
May 29 (Monday) – Smith – “Child Sacrifice in the ANE”
May 30 (Tuesday) – Graves – “Sodom and Salt in their ANE Context”
May 31 (Wednesday) – Stripling & Hassler – “The Problem of Ai”
June 1 (Thursday) – Gulbrandsen – “Temple Mount Sifting Project and the Future of Wet-Sifting”
June 2 (Friday) – Silvia – “Tall el-Hammam: An Overview of 12 Seasons of Excavation”
June 5 (Monday) – Stripling & Graves – “Don’t Be Oblivious, It’s Livias!”
June 6 (Tuesday) – Byers – “Before They Were Sherds”
June 7 (Wednesday) – Rudd – “Seals, Bullae, and Ostraca from Jeremiah”
June 8 (Thursday) – Lattimer – “Highlights of the 21 Years of Excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir”
June 9 (Friday) – Glassman – “Mesopotamian High Places”
June 12 (Monday) – Farhi and Jackson – “1400 Coins from Khirbet el-Maqatir: Final Report”
June 13 (Tuesday) – Wood – “The Conquest of Jericho”
June 14 (Wednesday) – Ritmeyer – “The History of Shiloh Excavations: A Personal Perspective”
June 15 (Thursday) – Wood – “From Rameses to Shiloh”
June 16 (Friday) – Debriefing (Staff)

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