Christianity Today ranked the sculpted head discovered at Azusa Pacific University's dig site, Tel Abel Beth Maacah, in Israel, as a top 10 biblical archaeology discovery for 2018. Ranked at No. 2, the artifact that likely depicts an ancient king, captured world wide interest from scholars and the public alike. In May 2018, it went on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
“Given that the head was found in a city that sat on the border of three different ancient kingdoms, we do not know whether it depicts the likes of King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, or King Ethbaal of Tyre, rulers known from the Bible and other sources," said Robert Mullins, Ph.D., lead archaeologist at Abel Beth Maacah and chair and professor in APU's Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. "The head represents a royal enigma.”
The archeological site is a joint partnership with Azusa Pacific University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Read the C.T. article.