Though this may make for a rather mundane initial post, it seems fitting given that part of BiblicalRemains.com’s mission is to make resources dealing with the Ancient Near East available to ministries and individuals. As such, I am happy to pass along the news that you can now download the first two published volumes of the Ashkelon Excavations for free at www.DigAshkelon.com:
As part of The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon’s committment to furthering scholarly understanding of this important Mediterranean site, we are proud to make Ashkelon 1 and 2 available to download free of charge. These two volumes, the first of which offers an overview of our first season of excavation in 1985 along with some additional reports and the second of which presents imported Roman period pottery, are the first in a ten volume series. Eventually, each volume in the series will be available for download making the excavation of Ashkelon one of the most accessible in the world.
via Dig Ashkelon – Blog.
As one of the largest and most continually occupied tells in Israel, Ashkelon offers important context for nearly every biblical period under study.