Dr Garth Gilmour
Prior to joining CMJ Israel in 2016, Garth trained as a biblical archaeologist and has over twenty years experience in excavations, research and publication. A fluent Hebrew speaker, he received his MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991 and his Doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1995.
He has excavated at a number of sites in Israel, Turkey and Cyprus, most notably the Philistine capital cities of Ekron and Ashkelon. His interests include eastern Mediterranean trade in the Late Bronze Age and the archaeology of religion in ancient Israel.
"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding."