Archaeologist Thomas Levy Speaks on Excavation at Jordan

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host two upcoming archaeology events.

Thomas Levy, Norma Kershaw Professor of Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego, will present the lecture “King Solomon’s Mines: Recent Archaeological Research in Southern Jordan” Tues., April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room. Levy will lecture on his on-going excavation at Khirbet en-Nahas (Arabic for “ruins of copper”) in Jordan, where his work has revealed a site of industrial-scale copper mining that dates to the 10th and 9th centuries BCE and that may relate to biblical claims of similar mining by David and Solomon. The Bible Lands Museum will be open before and after the presentation.

“The Bible’s Buried Secret,” a two-hour NOVA exploration of biblical archaeology including Megiddo and two PTS excavations: Tell Beit Mirsim, 1926-1932 and Tel Zayit, 1998-present, will be shown Thurs., April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knox Room. PTS professor Ron Tappy, G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology, is interviewed in the documentary.

Contact Karen Bowden Cooper at or 412-924-1395 for more information on either event.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.