Last month I had the opportunity to visit several archaeological excavation sites in Israel. One of the most memorable was that of Shikhin. My traveling companions and I awoke before sunrise in order to reach Shikhin from Tiberias at sunrise. We may have gotten lost once or twice navigating the back roads, but eventually we made it without too much trouble. When we arrived, the group of hard-working volunteers were well on their way, kicking up dust, moving loads of dirt, sifting the soil, collecting any important artifacts that surfaced, and documenting each step of the process. One of the artifacts that we witnessed coming straight out of the earth was an oil lamp—an item which is significant to understanding Shikhin as will be explained in this interview. Shikhin Excavations with James R. Strange (Interview) July 22, 2015 in Archaeology, Articles, Early Judaism, Early Christianity Read the full interview here.