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Lachish Expedition 2014

December 13, 2013 One Comment

lachishISRAEL – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) extends an open invitation to all Lutheran Church–Canada pastors, deacons, and church-members to take part in its 2014 expedition to Israel under the direction of Rev. Dr. Stephen Chambers.

This year’s group will be based at Lachish, about 40 km SW of Jerusalem, instead of its usual base at Hippos, where previous CLS teams helped excavate a Byzantine church-complex. This spectacular Old Testament-era dig at Lachish (tenth to ninth century B.C.) is under the overall direction of Dr. Josef Garfinkel of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The group leaves Canada on Tuesday, July 9 and returns on Tuesday, July 29. Two weeks (ten days) of digging at Lachish will be interspersed with touring in and around Jerusalem (four days), the Negev desert (two days), and Galilee (four days).

The projected cost per person is approximately $4,300 CAD. This includes airfare (Edmonton-Tel Aviv and return), local transportation, all accommodations, most meals, and most admission fees. Participants from other parts of Canada may make arrangements to meet the Edmonton group at Pearson airport in Toronto. For further information and an application form, follow the link on the seminary’s website: www.concordiasem.ab.ca. The application deadline is 15 March, 2014, but earlier applications are encouraged.

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