Professor of Archaeology from the Land of Israel at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a pre-historian archaeologist for many years, excavating Neolithic and Chalcolithic sites, including Yiftahel, Gesher, Neolithic Ashkelon, Shaar Hagolan and Tel Tsaf. Since 2007 he is conducting a regional project in the Judean Plain, excavating in Khirbet Qeiyafa, Tel Lachish, and Khirbet er-Rai. These places gave us new light on king David and the first phases of the kingdom of Judah. New finds indicate that historical memories are indeed embedded in the biblical text, as the formation of the state of Judah, which started at the beginning of the 10th century BCE, at the time of King David.
Dr. Adolfo Roitman is the curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the remarkable Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, one of the world's leading archaeological museums. He has a degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Comparative Religions. He received his PhD in literature and Ancient Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He participated in documentaries for the National Geographic Channel, History Channel and others.
Gabriel Barkay has taught in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Bar-Ilan University. He has worked on the archaeology of Jerusalem for over 50 years. In addition, he has participated in excavations at Lachish, Tell Zayit, Susa (Iran), and many other locations. He is a laureate of the Jerusalem Prize for Archaeology, and he currently works as a co-director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project.
Dr. Igor Kreimerman is a visiting professor at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, at the University of Cambridge, England. He completed his PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2019. His dissertation focused on the formation of destruction layers and particularly on the reconstruction of the destruction processes experienced by structures excavated in Tel Lachish. He participated in the excavations of Khirbet Qeiyafa, Tel Lachish and Khirbet er-Rai.
Marcela Zapata Meza has a degree in Archeology from the National School of Anthropology and History, where she graduated with an honorable mention. She holds a Master’s and PhD in Philosophy with a specialty in philosophy and phenomenology of religions by the Anahuac University Mexico, where she is a professor and researcher. Director of the Center of Research in Cultures of Antiquity. The "Women Add Value" initiative, supported by iChangeNations, recognized her with this distinction for her female leadership and scientific development in Israel through the Magdala Archeological Project. Director of the Center of Research in Cultures of Antiquity. Director of the Magdala Archaeological Project.
Eli Shukron is a recognized Israeli archaeologist, specialized in the Biblical Jerusalem. Shukron graduated from the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Working for the Israel Antiquities Authority, Shukron has excavated in Israel with a focus on the holy city of Jerusalem for the past 25 years. Eli excavated extensively in the City of David in Jerusalem, discovered and directed the excavation of the Pool of Siloam and the Jerusalem Pilgrim Road from the Second Temple era.
Rodrigo Silva is a renowned archeologist and theologian. He received his PhD in Classical Archeology from the University of São Paulo and specialized in Biblical archeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor of São Paulo Adventist University and curator of the Paulo Bork Museum of Biblical Archeology. Host of the TV show "Evidences" in the Brazilian Hope Channel (TV Novo Tempo).
David Sedaca received his BA "Cum Laude" in Psychology from Harvard University, studied Judaism in New York and continued Jewish studies at the School of Middle East Studies of the University of Belgrano, Argentina. Graduate professor of Messianic Judaism at the Charles Feinberg Institute of the New York School of Theology. Sedaca has been professor of Homiletics and Old Testament in several seminaries and served as Director of the Bible Center Training for Pastors. He has been a guest speaker at Universities and seminaries in the United States, Canada, South America, Israel and Europe, and his writings and articles are published regularly in different theological journals and Christian magazines around the world.