Our project is made possible by a number of individuals and institutions who understand the importance of Biblical Archaeology and value our contribution to understanding it better.
The general operating budget of the Tel Abel Beth Maacah archaeological and research project comes through the financial generosity of friends and alumni of Azusa Pacific University (Los Angeles, CA). Their support allows us to excavate and process our many finds. We especially acknowledge the Board of Trustees, President Jon and Gail Vaughn Wallace, Executive Vice-President David Bixby, Provost Mark Stanton, Interim Dean Robert Duke, David Dias, Jeff and Denise Sponseller, Richard Hutcheson and the Legacy Foundation, and several others who have made this project possible. David Dias in particular has been a driving force for this project since its inception in 2011.
We also thank Jeff and Dr. Carroll Kobs of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dr. Lisa Marsio and David Paul of Scottsdale, Arizona, whose enthusiastic support has expressed itself financially and in the field as supervisors in Areas A and F.
Particular gratitude goes to Mr. Wayne Shepard of Florida and Mr. John Camp of New Mexico, USA, whose generous support made our 2016 season possible. These two gifts were facilitated by Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review magazine.
Thanks also go to the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies (Prof. Ed Wright and Dr. Beth Alpert-Nakhai) for their generous support of the 2014 'Gender Agenda' program and for their educational grants in 2015 and 2016.
Two $5,000 scholarships by Morgan and Sandy Davis in 2014 and 2015 allowed deserving students to participate on the dig. There is a serious need for additional funds to assist our students, who come over to Israel to dig at great financial sacrifice. We encourage anyone who would like to assist our students and the excavation project to please contact the directors about how this can be done.
The generosity and support of these institutions, individuals and their families is not only sincerely appreciated, but enables us to achieve our excavation and research goals!