Director's Corner

Here are some writings and musings from CMJ Israel's Executive Director, Dr Garth Gilmour. Be encouraged, challenged, and inspired - and leave your own thoughts using our message boards.

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.

Dr Garth Gilmour studying at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
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"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."

Proverbs 4:6-7

"You should not calculate times for him to come, or to look in the verses of Tanach to see when he should come. The sages say: The wisdom of those who calculate times is small... he will be greater and more honoured than all of the kings of Israel since the beginning of time as it is prophesied by all the prophets from Moses our teacher to Malachi."
(Maimonides on Messiah)