Archaeology and the Land of Israel
Tel Zeitah, Israel
CONTACT: James Bowley

The Zeitah Excavations
Beth Guvrin Valley
Tel Zeitah , Israel
The Department of Religious Studies at Millsaps eagerly participates in MIIAR by providing opportunities for those interested in the archaeology of ancient Israel, the ancient Near East, and biblical archaeology. For our students, we provide classes in biblical literature with archaeological components, and educational tours to Middle Eastern sites are being planned.
Students interested in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, or Jewish history and archaeology have the opportunity to work at Tel Zeitah in central Israel, an historically significant site, with levels dating to the Iron Age II (Old Testament) period.
Under the direction of Professor Ron E. Tappy, G. Albert Shoemaker Associate Professor of Bible and Archaeology at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Tel Zeitah field school grants Millsaps students academic credit for their on-site excavation training, as well as for lectures and historical and geographic tours led by many prominent archaeologists working in Israel.
Interested students should contact James Bowley.


1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39210 Ph: 601.974.1000 or 1.800.352.1050