Anyone got any good book suggestions for an archaeology commentary on the Bible? These sorts of insights are things that I love to read: After the Philistines killed Saul and Jonathan, they nailed their royal bodies on the city gates of Beth Shean, which sits near the Jordan River, far from Philistine territory. Only as we see the distances involved can we understand how deeply the Philistines were making major incursions into Israelite territory and actually controlling a very important trade route. The Israelites needed to control those routes to insure their political and economic security. By knowing this, we see how politically desperate King Saul had been, and what an enormous job young King David faced as he began to consolidate his kingdom. The terribly immoral cult center at the stone cliff at Caesarea Philippi provided the setting for Jesus to say that He would build His church on that rock. Perhaps He intended to indicate that His church would replace the paganism there, rather than to be built on one of His disciples. Any links or suggestions so that I can gather other insights like this?