Joshua, Judges, & Jesus: An Archaeological Journey Through the Bible

This exhibit features archaeological findings from the Biblical city of Ai found in the book of Joshua 7-8.


And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed. Take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land."

-Joshua 8:1, ESV


The site is nine miles north of Jerusalem and currently known as Khirbet El-Maqatir. On display are over 50 artifacts from the Bronze Age (2200-1500 BC) through the Byzantine Period (AD 324-638). They help us understand the complex daily lives of the early people of the Middle East. These artifacts give credence to Biblical history with a timeline of the people and cultures of the region.


We also wish to acknowledge the following groups for their roles in putting this exhibition together:

  • Associates for Biblical Research
  • The Civil Administration in Judea & Samaria
  • David A. Dorsey Museum of Biblical Archaeology
  • Larry D. Cooper DVM
  • Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle
  • The Institute of Archaeology Siegfried H. Horn Museum
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University


You may visit Museum of the Albemarle to see the exhibit Monday - Friday, as well as every third Saturday of the month beginning March 20, 2021 until the exhibit closes on November 13, 2021. 

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