Pre-Season Interview with Thomas Römer

A great interview that I wish had extended to hundreds of questions.

The Shmunis Family Excavations at Kiriath-Jearim

Why Kiriath-Jearim? thomas

KJ is a fascinating site for several reasons. It plays a quite important role in the so-called Ark narrative in the books of Samuel, and appears also in other biblical texts. And it is also a site which has not been excavated until today. This is probably due to the fact that the place is occupied by a monastery. Judging by the biblical documentation the place was probably a quite important (religious) center.

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