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Omrit Articles and Publications

Digging at Omrit from Macalester Today, Fall 2011

Omrit - Herod's Mystery Temple? An article about recent discoveries at the excavation appeared in the September 19, 2009 edition of the Jerusalem Post. This PDF includes photos and captions that did not appear in the original article.

Omrit, Horvat: This entry in the 2008 New Encyclopedia of Excavations in the Holyland, vol. 5, written by J. Andrew Overman, provides introductory information about Omrit.

Digging Into the Past in Search of Hope: This article, written by J. Andrew Overman and published in the July/August 2007 issue of International Educator, details the student experience at Omrit. 

A Newly Discovered Herodian Temple at Khirbet Omrit in Northern Israel: J. Andrew Overman, Jack Olive and Michael Nelson wrote this article that is published in The World of the Herods, edited by Nikos Kokkinos, 2007. They provide information about more recent finds and discoveries at Omrit.

Hands on History: This article, written by Doug Stone and published in the November 99 issue of the Macalester Today, provides a basic introduction to the site at Omrit. The article includes a brief site history, interviews with volunteers, and description of the newly discovered temple complex.

Macalester Students Unearth Old Temple: Clark Morphew's Pioneer Press (12/4/99) article examines the historical background surrounding the site at Omrit, highlighting in particular Omrit's importance to biblical scholars.

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