Featuring high-resolution pictures of biblical and archaeological sites in Israel

The first-century street on the western side of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,
standing next to some of the Herodian Temple stones thrown down by the Romans in 70 AD.

I teach Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, and Pasco-Hernando Community College. I primarily teach Sophomore and Junior-level World Religions courses. My greatest focus in my research has been on the history of Judaism and on the origins of Christianity in the context and matrix of Second-Temple Judaism. These pictures were taken by me during two summers working with the USF archaeological team in Israel.

This site is being created one section at a time.  Editing, arranging, and writing descriptions for all the photographs takes a lot of time, so I upload some new albums without the descriptions completed so to make the photos available earlier.

At the bottom of each picture in the albums, there is a small download icon.  Clicking on it will open a window with a higher resolution photo which you may download and use, provided the website name is not removed from the bottom right corner of the pictures and they are used only for free presentations.  If the window does not open, you may need to disable popup blocking.

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Now available:

Jordan River just south of the Sea of Galilee
Jordan River north of the Sea of Galilee
Mount of the Beatitudes and views
Capernaum - The Shoreline
Capernaum - Simon Peter's House
Capernaum - The Ancient Synagogue
Capernaum - Additional Synagogue Friezes, Cornices, and Lintels
Capernaum - Other Insulae
Capernaum - Oil Presses and Hand Mills
Ancient 2000-Year-Old Galilee Boat

Coming Soon:

Nazareth Village
Sepphoris (Zippori)
Bet Shean
Caesaria Maritima

Jerusalem - The Citadel
Jerusalem - The Temple Mount
Jerusalem - The City of David  (New excavations by Eliat Mazar of what may be David's palace)
Jerusalem - The Pool of Siloam  (New areas recently exposed that have been lost for centuries)
Jerusalem - The Mount of Olives and Gethsemane