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TeHEP Livestream Fundraiser

January 23, 2021 5–7:30PM MST
To Donate Text 'Dig Sodom' to 77977
or click the link below!



TeHEP Livestream Fundraiser

We are thrilled to welcome you to an evening of fascinating discussion, virtual tours, pottery assemblage, cooking demos, and guest appearances from around the world! 

Our goal for DIG DEEP 2021 is to raise $150,000 in support of TeHEP to  accomplish important work on testing, analysis, laboratory upgrades, and TeHEP publications. We have to keep 21 years of momentum going! Thus, we'll be focusing our efforts on these important projects with the same intensity as we would bring to a season in the field in Jordan.

This event is going to be fun,  entertaining, and informative with special guest speakers Eric Metaxas, Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, and others! 




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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Radio Talk-Show Host

  • Eric Metaxasis the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, Miracles, Seven Women, and Seven Men. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. 

  • He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show— the “Show about Everything” — which is a two-hour daily nationally-syndicated radio program heard on 300 stations nationwide and aired on television on TBN.

  • Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. ABC News has called him a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,” and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.” 

  • Eric’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Review. His Wall Street Journal op-ed, "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God" is the most popular and shared piece in the history of the Journal.

  • Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News programs, and he has been interviewed about his work on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, and C-SPAN’s Q&Awith Brian Lamb and In Depth with Peter Slen. He has been featured on many radio programs, including Tom Shillue, Sebastian Gorka, Hugh Hewitt, and Dennis Prager.

  • Metaxas lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.



Archaeological Architect

  • Dr Leen Ritmeyer, world-renowned Archaeological Architect, has served as the Chief Architect of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project from its inception.

  • He was the Chief architect of the Temple Mount Excavations directed by the late Prof. Benjamin Mazar.

  • Dr. Ritmeyer participated in all of Jerusalem’s major excavations

  • He supervised the restoration of the Herodian villas (including the ‘Palatial Mansion’ – likely palace of Annas the High Priest) and the Byzantine Cardo in the Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem directed by Prof. Nahman Avigad

  • He served as  the archaeological architect on excavations across Israel including Khirbet el-Maqatir (Biblical Ai) and the Shiloh Excavations.

  • Author of The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Jerusalem in the Year 30 A.D.; Jerusalem in the Time of Nehemiah; The Ritual of the Temple in the Time of Christ; From Sinai to Jerusalem: the Wanderings of the Holy Ark.

  • No one alive today – Jew, Muslim or Christian – has seen, photographed, measured and drawn more of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

  • Dr. Ritmeyer is the Associate Professor of the College of Archaeology and Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University.

  • He was born in Holland, now living with his wife, Kathleen, in Wales.




5PM - 5:45PM (MST)

  • Welcome from our hosts

  • Sodom Update

  • Cooking with Wes (Part 1)

  • Zoom with Special Guest

  • Cooking with Wes (Part 2)

5:45PM - 6:15PM (MST)

  • Watch Party Zoom call

  • Zoom with Special Guest

  • Vessel Assemblage

  • Impact Segment


6:15PM - 6:45PM (MST)

  • Virtual Tour |  TSU Museum of Archaeology

  • Impact Segment

  • Virtual Tour | ARC

  • Cooking with Wes (Part 3)

  • Zoom with Special Guest

6:45PM - 7:30PM (MST)

  • Impact Segment

  • Watch Party Zoom call

  • Progress Update

  • Zoom with Special Guest  

Archaeological Dig


What  does it involve to host a Watch Party?

All you need is an internet connection, a device to stream the event, and a few good friends to hang with. It doesn't have to be extravagant. This event will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. 

We would love it if you shared this with friends interested in the Bible, archaeology, or interested in a good cause!



Here are some Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age recipes for you to download.
If you try a recipe, be sure to tell us what you  think!

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Tah'u Stew




Text 'Dig Sodom' to 77977

Checks payable to TeHEP may be mailed  to:

7600 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109