Tel Gezer Excavation and Publication Project

The Tel Gezer Excavation and Publication Project was a consortium of institutions under the direction of Steve Ortiz and Sam Wolff. It was a multi-disciplinary field project investigating the Iron Age history of the ancient biblical city of Tel Gezer. After ten years in the field, the project completed its final season in the summer of 2017 and is now focused on publication.


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Israel Antiquities Authority

Affiliated with the Amercian Schools of Oriental Research

Consortium Schools

Ashland Theological Seminary
Clear Creek Baptist College
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary - Marian Eakins Museum
Lancaster Bible College
Lycoming College
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Supporting Institutions

The Gezer Regional Council
Pinat Shorashim at Kibbutz Gezer, Israel
Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority

Current Publications

2006: Gezer Field Report

2007: Gezer Field Report

2008: Gezer Field Report

For more information, please visit or contact Dr. Steve Ortiz at