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Scott Stripling ( is the Director of Excavations and Chief Archaeologist at Ancient Shiloh ( from 2017–present and previously directed the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir from 2013–2017. He also served as a Field Supervisor at the Tall el-Hammam Excavation project and the Temple Mount Sifting Project. Stripling earned Master’s degrees from the University of Texas and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology and Biblical History from Veritas International University. He serves as Provost and Director of the Archaeological Institute at The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas. Stripling is a popular speaker and author and frequently appears as a scholar in documentaries and popular media programs. His geographical research focus lies in the Highlands of Israel, across multiple time periods, ranging from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Islamic period. Stripling’s academic articles appear regularly in peer-reviewed journals such as Levant, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, and Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin and popular magazines like Qadmoniot and Bible and Spade. Stripling contributed articles to The Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (2019) and wrote chapters for Five Views on the Exodus (Zondervan 2021) and Archaeology, John, and Jesus (Eerdman’s 2021). The Trowel and the Truth (Vision 2017) serves as a textbook for several universities. Khirbet el-Maqatir, Volume 2, The Late Hellenistic, Early Roman, and Byzantine Periods (Final Publication) will be published by Archaeopress in early 2022. He is a professional member of ASOR and currently serves as vice-president of the Near East Archaeological Society. Scott and his wife, Janet, have four children and four grandchildren.

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