February 2019 Updates

Two weeks ago I was in Minnesota during the arctic blast that dropped temperatures to -31 degrees, with wind chill of -55!!!


My trip had a two-fold purpose: deliver the keynote address at the “Joshua, Judges, and Jesus” symposium at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, and work on a documentary with renowned filmmaker Tim Mahoney.

The UNW symposium launches a one-year exhibit of the artifacts from Khirbet el-Maqatir (biblical Ai in the OT [Joshua 7-8] and biblical Ephraim [John 11:54] in the NT). These artifacts are discussed in my two-part series released the last two Saturday mornings via Tim Mahoney’s Thinking Man’s Update. Tim has 15,000 subscribers, and countless thousands read the series after I posted it on Facebook. Here are the links:

Part 1: https://patternsofevidence.com/2019/02/09/biblical-city-ai-located/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Thinker139StriplingP1&utm_term&utm_content&utm_campaign=Thinker139StriplingP1&inf_contact_key=77ac6c71f123bf9aec118c8d9f552fea&fbclid=IwAR0ZRhnnDEPkdheFDr5g39fiAOmTQOXMV-AeYnt0t5RTtzla5aSCHCCqov8

Part 2: https://patternsofevidence.com/2019/02/16/clear-conquest-pattern/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Thinker140StriplingP2&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Thinker140StriplingP2&inf_contact_key=8274079a8181cd36ebd87a89991757e3

This motivated Breaking Israel News to interview me: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/121896/proving-bible-finding-city-ai/?fbclid=IwAR0F9UK9Dv6wBDLPNBCImDDSuZW__1pEb3B9FnaXfoKks5a-di1gPtet_qU


This synergism spun off numerous other media reports. In the midst of this, Appian Media released its new Searching for a King Series, which features me in the first episode:

While staying with Tim and Jill Mahoney, dear Christian friends, I had the opportunity to help Tim make final edits to his new movie (Pattern of Evidence: The Moses Controversy) which will air in almost 1,000 theatres across America in mid-March. I encourage you to attend. I, however, will be co-leading a tour of Egypt (91 people!) when the movie airs, so Tim was kind enough to provide me with a copy to show our group as we cruise the Nile. I encourage you to attend this dynamic documentary. I will come out in parts 4 and 5 as Tim explores evidence for the conquest of Canaan. 

Preparations for Shiloh Season Three are in full gear. It appears that once again ABR will operate, and I will direct, Israel’s largest excavation this summer. There is still time for you to participate, but do not procrastinate, as airfare increases in price as the summer approaches.

Next week I head back to the cold country (Illinois) to film a four-part series for Jim Scudder’s InGrace program on TBN. They will also send a film crew to Shiloh this summer. 

I so appreciate all of you who pray for me and help me financially. Without your partnership, my impact would be minimized. It is only by engaging in the arena of ideas that we are able to impact our culture. Giving details are below.

David Gamboa