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The Associates for Biblical Research depends upon donations of all sizes, and volunteers who generously give their time, to operate the ministry and fulfill our mission. If you know of supplies and equipment that can be donated to the Lord's work, or products and services that can be provided at special discounted rates. Please contact the ABR office at


In-kind Cash Donations

In-kind cash donations will be joyfully accepted and designated toward needed equipment! If you would like to designate a financial donation toward specific equipment needs, please follow the link below. Please note in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS section the equipment for which you would like to designate your gift.

ABR Equipment Needs List

The following is a list of equipment needed for the future work and development of the ministry of ABR. Please prayerfully consider donating one of these items. We are so grateful for your support and prayers.

Support ABR Through an IRA Distribution

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) has extended the qualified charitable distribution (QCD) provisions for 2012 and 2013. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. An IRA owner can exclude from gross income up to $100,000 of a QCD made for a year, and a QCD can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Also, the amount of a QCD excluded from gross income is not taken into account in determining any deduction for charitable contributions. This Act authorizes an individual with a traditional IRA and who has attained the age of 70½, or older, to satisfy their required minimum distribution for 2013 by having their IRA trustee issue a check directly to a qualified charitable organization from their IRA. Such a distribution does not increase your taxable income as a normal distribution would nor can it be taken as a charitable deduction against your taxable income. The advantage is that the amount can be included in your required minimum distribution. Should you wish to contribute to A.B.R. in this manner, Associates For Biblical Research is recognized by the U. S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(3)c charitable organization. Just indicate to us that the amount is a direct distribution from your IRA account. For further information check the IRS website enter QCD in the search box or speak with your tax advisor. Please feel free to contact ABR Executive Director, Scott Lanser at

Funding Needs

1. We are seeking donations to be designated for dig equipment at our current dig in Israel at Khirbet el-Maqatir, in our search for Joshua's Ai. Donations are being sought for the following equipment needs:

  • Pottery buckets, $5 each, 30 needed
  • Wheelbarrows, $70 each, 6 needed
  • Picks, $15 each, 15 needed
  • Terriahs (hoes), $15 each, 15 needed
  • Lunch tables, $20 each, 2 needed
  • Custom built sunscreens, $340 needed
  • Additional Miscellaneous supplies, $575 total needed

2. Bookshelves for ABR research library, $40 per unit, 4 needed.

Gifts In-Kind

  • Laptop I- Urgently needed! Specs provided upon request.
  • 32 inch flat screen HD TV with DVD combo with stand for conferences and home school conventions. (with speakers, HDMI, and PC input). Further specs provided upon request.
  • Laptop II - Specs provided upon request.
  • Office PC - Specs provided upon request.

Please contact the ABR office at for more information on in-kind giving and volunteer work.

Donate Archaeological Journals

ABR is looking for donations of the following archaeological journals for its research library:

Israel Exploration Journal:
Vols. 1–11 (1951–1961), 13–15 (1963–1965), 18–19 (1968–1969), 20.3, 4 (1970), 21 (1971), 35.1 (1985), 39–50 (1989–2000), 51.3 (2001) to the present.
Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research:
Nos. 1–25, 62, 64, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 310 (1998) to the present.
Near Eastern Archaeology:
Vols. 61.4 (Dec 1998), 62.1, 2, 4 (Mar, June, Dec 1999), 63 (2000) to the present.
Tel Aviv:
Vols. 1.1 (1974), 3 (1976) to the present
Palestine Exploration Quarterly:
Biblical Archaeologist:
Vols 22 (1959), 26 (1963), 55.4 (Dec 1992)

Your generous giving and support will help ABR to uphold the reliability of the Bible!

Please contact the ABR office at

The Associates for Biblical Research is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


ABR fulfills its mission through memberships and generous donations from supporters.

Join us in our mission! No matter what your level of interest, from keeping abreast of the fascinating research that comes out of the field work, to actively participating in an archaeological dig, you can become an integral part of our ministry.

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