Titus Kennedy

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Archaeology

Field Archaeologist


Dr. Titus Kennedy is a field archaeologist working primarily with sites and materials of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. He has been involved in archaeological projects at 18 sites spanning 6 countries, including directing and supervising multiple projects from the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period, and has also conducted artifact research at museums and collections around the world. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Africa in Biblical Archaeology with an emphasis on archaeological demographics, MA degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of South Africa, and a BA from Biola University. He is a research fellow at the Discovery Institute, a university and seminary professor of archaeology, editor of the Near Eastern Archaeological Society bulletin, and has been a consultant, writer, and guide for history and archaeology documentaries and curricula, including Drive Thru History® and Bible Unearthed™. He has written numerous articles about biblical archaeology and history, and is the author of Unearthing the BibleExcavating the Evidence for Jesus, and The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands.



BA Biola University
MA University of Toronto
MA University of South Africa
DLit et Phil University of South Africa



Biblical Archaeology
Bronze and Iron Age Levant
New Kingdom Egypt
Roman Period Mediterranean
Artifact Analysis and Photography


Shengavit. Co-director with H. Simonyan. 2023.
Erebuni (Arin Berd) excavations. 2021-2022.
Karmir Blur salvage excavations. April 2021.
Khirbet Et-Tell excavations. Director. 2019-present.
Soleb Temple Inscription Documentation Project. February 2018.
El-Qanabiz excavations. Director. 2017.
Deir Dibwan Region Survey. Director. 2016.
Eccleston Pictographs Survey Project, California. 2015-2016.
Jerusalem Mt Zion excavations. Field Supervisor. 2013, 2014, 2015.



“The Bronze Age Destruction of Jericho, Archaeology, and the Book of Joshua.” Religions. 2023.
“Ipuwer versus the Exodus Plagues.” Bible and Spade 35:1 (2022): 23-32.
“The Land of the Shasu (Nomads) of YHWH at Soleb.” Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies volume 6 (December 2019). (https://escholarship.org/uc/item/07x6659z)
“Jonah’s Journey to Nineveh in Archaeological Context.” Bible and Spade 31:4 (2018): 93-99.
“The Burial Site of Jesus.” Archaeological Diggings. 2017.
“Jesus at the Pools of Bethesda and Siloam.” Archaeological Diggings. 2016.
“Archaeological Excavations on the Western Hill in Jerusalem.” Archaeological Diggings. 2015.
“Abraham at Ur and Haran.” Archaeological Diggings. 2015.
“Daniel in Babylon.” Archaeological Diggings. 2015.
“Papyrus Brooklyn: A List Mentioning Hebrew Servants in Egypt?” Archaeological Diggings. 2015.
“Sergius Paulus the Proconsul.” Archaeological Diggings. 2015.
15 archaeological articles in The Lexham Bible Dictionary. 2011-2015.
“The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth in Jerusalem.” Archaeological Diggings. Winter 2014.
“A Haunt of Jackals: The Conquests of Hazor in the Late Bronze Age.” Archaeological Diggings. Autumn 2014.
“A Note on an Iron Age Four-Horned Altar from Tel Dothan.” Gibson, Shimon; Kennedy, Titus; Kramer, Joel. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 145/4 (2013): 306-319.
“The Trial of Jesus in Archaeology and History.” Bible and Spade. Fall 2012.
“A Greek Inscription: ‘Jesus is Present’ of the Late Roman Period at Beth Loya.” Chafer Theological Journal 14:2. 2012.
“The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone: Genuine or Hoax?” Chafer Theological Journal 14:2. 2012.
“A Canaanite Massebah or Stele at Khirbet Maqatir?” Bible and Spade. Winter 2011.
“The Date of Camel Domestication in the Ancient Near East.” Bible and Spade. Fall 2010.
“Temple Dedication and Construction Texts of the Ancient Near East with Elapsed Years: Implications for Long Duration Chronologies.” Religions. 2024







“Ritual Desecration at Khirbet Et-Tell?” Near Eastern Archaeological Society, Annual Meeting. November 2022.
“The Excavation of El-Qanabiz near Ai,” American Schools of Oriental Research, PNW Meeting. May 2018.
“Excavating Cities of the Holy Land,” Barakat Gallery, Art in Context. February 2018.
Society for American Archaeology, Annual Meeting 2016, Orlando. “Eccleston’s Pictograph: The Great Medicine Rock.” Paul Langenwalter and Titus Kennedy. April 2016.
American Institute of Archaeology, Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco. “The Bronze Age Temple at Khirbet et-Tell/Ai” January 2016.
American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meeting 2015, Atlanta. “Middle and Late Bronze Age Material in the Area of Khirbet et-Tell?” November 2015.
Colorado Christian University, President’s Symposium. “Solving Archaeological and Historical Problems in the Conquest of Canaan.” September 2015.
Colorado Christian University, President’s Symposium. “Jesus in Archaeology and History.” September 2015.
American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meeting 2014, San Diego. “A Demographic Analysis of Late Bronze Age Canaan.” November 2014.



Unearthing the Bible (Harvest House, 2020)

The Essential Archaeological Guide to Bible Lands: Uncovering Biblical Sites of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World (Harvest House, 2024)

Excavating the Evidence for Jesus: The Archaeology and History of Christ and the Gospels (Harves House, 2022)