#1360

2012-12-12

Gezer Water System, part 2

With Prof. Dan Warner

In recent weeks we’ve covered the excavations around Gezer’s Iron Age gate and the survey excavation that has turned up new Gezer boundary stones. But there is a third excavation currently underway at Gezer, the water system. The Gezer water system is somewhat like those discovered at Hazor, Megiddo, and Beersheva, which we have visited on recent tours. Except that it appears to be much older and much larger. It’s a fascinating excavation. Dan Warner, professor of Old Testament and Archaeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, is the co-director of the excavation. He fills us in on what’s been revealed in the first seasons of excavation, and what he anticipates in the year ahead.

tags: Gezer Water System Tunnel McAlister Warner

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#1359

2012-12-06

Gezer Water System, part 1

With Prof. Dan Warner

In recent weeks we’ve covered the excavations around Gezer’s Iron Age gate and the survey excavation that has turned up new Gezer boundary stones. But there is a third excavation currently underway at Gezer, the water system. The Gezer water system is somewhat like those discovered at Hazor, Megiddo, and Beersheva, which we have visited on recent tours. Except that it appears to be much older and much larger. It’s a fascinating excavation. Dan Warner, professor of Old Testament and Archaeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, is the co-director of the excavation. He fills us in on what’s been revealed in the first seasons of excavation, and what he anticipates in the year ahead.

tags: Gezer Water System Tunnel McAlister Warner

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#1357

2012-11-22

Gezer Excavation Update

With Sam Wolff

Sam Wolff, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, co-directs the excavations at Tel Gezer (with co-director Steve Ortiz of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). He gives a status report on one of the three current excavations at Gezer, which is aimed at clarifying the dating of the Iron Age Gate. (The other two are the survey excavation in the area around Gezer, and the excavation of the Gezer water system.) Sam reports the excavations in 2013 are expected to reach the target levels.

tags: Gezer Sam Wolff

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#1344

2012-08-24

Buried Treasure - 2012

With Prof. Clyde Billington

Three exciting stories about the discovery of buried treasure in the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine, their stories are reviewed in this program. An Iron Age jewelry from Tel Megiddo, Roman-era jewelry and coins from Kiryat Gat, and a Crusader pot of gold coins from Appolonia-Arsuf are all discussed in this conversation with prof. Clyde Billington.

tags: Gold coins jewelry Megiddo Kiryat Gat Appolonia-Arsuf

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#1342

2012-08-08

Gezer Boundary Stones, part 2

With Prof. Eric Mitchell

Survey archaeology catalogs the surface features around an archaeological site. In order to understand the context of a site, surveys are key. Such is the case at Tel Gezer, an important biblical site that was first excavated over a century ago. Now there are excavations going on in the Gezer water system, and around the Iron Age gate, and there’s a detailed survey around Gezer. In this program we continue a discussion with Prof. Eric Mitchell, of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, about how survey archaeology is done and what they found at Tel Gezer this summer.

tags: Gezer Boundary Stone Survey Archaeology

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