I’m currently attending the ETS and SBL meetings in Atlanta, and enjoying sharing a room with bro. Ferrell Jenkins.
A couple of the presentationstoday have been on biblical Gezer. This city was given as a dowry to Solomon by Pharaoh when he married Pharaoh’s daughter. Gezer became a fortress city, guarding access to the south. Excavation is ongoing.
Today’s post features an aerial photo of Gezer, taken last year (Dec. 2009).
In the center of the photo you can see Gezer’s “standing stones.” Upper right show an important area of excavation, including the six-chambered gate.