Specializing in the archaeology of Palestine/Ancient Israel and the surrounding areas in the Roman and Byzantine Periods, chronologically from about the time of Jesus up to the Muslim conquest of Palestine in the Seventh Century. Jodi Magness, Ph.D.
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Jodi Magness pubications, papers, articles at Google Scholar

Huqoq - Become a Huqoq Digger
IF YOU CAN'T BE AN "ACTUAL HUQOQ DIGGER" ON-SITE, HERE'S WHY AND HOW YOU CAN BECOME A "VIRTUAL HUQOQ DIGGER" FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

 

THE DIG HUQOQ PROJECT has great potential for shedding light on the world of Jesus, the beginnings of early Christianity, and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism.

FROM A DISTANCE YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, EASILY AND SIMPLY, AND FEEL GREAT ABOUT HAVING HELPED DISCOVER THIS EXCITING HISTORY.

Contributions and Underwriting Commitments help cover the wide range of expenses and investments the "Huqoq Dig" requires.

Some of the basic excavation expenses include excavation equipment, laboratory analyses and treatment of finds, conservation work at the site, and airfare and room and board for U.S. staff, room and board and salaries for Israeli staff. Tools and supplies of various types are required for an excavation, including picks and shovels, wheelbarrows, trowels, and survey equipment..

Undergraduate and graduate students are key to the success of the Huqoq dig. All students are required to pay for their room and board on the dig and round-trip airfare to Israel, and undergraduates must also pay tuition fees to UNC-Chapel Hill. The average cost per student is $5,000. Contributions to underwrite as much or as little as is comfortable for the donor to give are appreciated and help support student participation.

DONORS MAY STIPULATE how they would like their contributions to support the work at Huqoq. Contributions are tax-deductible charitable giving; check with your tax advisor about any questions.

IF YOU WISH TO BE A PART OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK, please make a contribution as follows:

  1. Make your check payable to "UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation."
  2. Fill in an amount that makes you feel good about your participation.
  3. In the MEMO line on the check, please enter "FUND 5616 HUQOQ".
  4. Mail your contribution to:

    Dr. Jodi Magness
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    Dept. of Religious Studies
    CB #3225
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Tel: (919) 962-3928
    Fax: (919) 962-1567

PHOTOS BY AND © JAMES HABERMAN AND MARY ROBINSON-MOHR

Huqoq is an ancient Jewish village near Migdal, the hometown of Mary Magdalene, and close to Capernaum, the center of Jesus' Galilean ministry. In June 2011, Dr. Magness began a new dig at Huqoq, which had never before been excavated.

Click the following links to see information about each season:

2011 Season 2012 Season 2013 Season

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Biblical Archaeology Review - BAR - Scholar's Update: New Mosaics from the Huqoq Synagogue