David and Solomon's Legacy: Results of the Fourth Expedition to Lachish; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; October 2, 2017
Lachish, during the Iron Age, stood as the most important city in Judah after Jerusalem. The main goal for these past four expedition was to reach Level IV and Level V. These are the levels dating to the 9th and 10th centuries. It had been hardly excavated by previous expeditions but were very important to establish whether the kingdom of Judah actually was expanding to Lachish. Also whether Rehoboam, Solomon's son, rebuilt the city the way the Bible describes in Chronicles. Michael Hasel presents an overview of the some of the past four expeditions to Lachish and the final season of Southern Adventist University's participation in the Lachish Archaeological Project. He also discusses the highlights of each Level I, II, III, IV, and V that contributed to the research of Lachish in relation to the Bible.
Michael Hasel (PhD 1996, University of Arizona) is director of the Institute of Archaeology and curator of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum at Southern Adventist University. At present, he is co-director for The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Hasel, Michael G. and Southern Adventist University, "David and Solomon's Legacy: Results of the Fourth Expedition to Lachish; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; October 2, 2017" (2017). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 37.