#1488

2015-07-21

Jezreel 2015, part 2

With Jennie Ebeling

Jezreel, the home of Ahab and Jezebel, has been under excavation for the past three seasons. We talked with dig co-director Jennie Ebeling of the University of Evansville two years ago, as they were getting underway. Now we're back for an update on the environs of Naboth's vineyard and other results from the 2015 excavation

tags: Jezreel Jezebel winepress

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#1487

2015-07-14

Jezreel 2015

With Jennie Ebeling

Jezreel, the home of Ahab and Jezebel, has been under excavation for the past three seasons. We talked with dig co-director Jennie Ebeling of the University of Evansville two years ago, as they were getting underway. Now we're back for an update on the environs of Naboth's vineyard and other results from the 2015 excavation.

tags: Jezreel Jezebel winepress

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#1428

2014-05-15

Egyptian Coffin and James Ossuary

With Clyde Billington

The latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine is out and we need to catch up on some news items with my co-editor, professor Clyde Billington. The cover story covers the discovery of a unique Egyptian style coffin found in the Jezreel Valley. We also discuss a new geological perspective on the authenticity of the controversial James Ossuary, the bone box that may have held the earthly remains of Jesus’ brother. Our final news item concerns some discoveries made along side the road in two locations in Israel’s Shephelah, including a 6,000 year-old temple.

tags: James Ossuary Egyptian coffin Bronze Age Temple Jezreel Valley ARTIFAX

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#1419

2014-03-11

2014 Dig Plans, part 2

With Todd Bolen

More on the institutional excavations planned for 2014, from Akko to Tel Megiddo, including Tel Burna, Tel Gezer, Tel Hazor, and Tel Jezreel.

tags: Akko Gezer Megiddo Hazor Jezreel Tel Burna

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#1397

2013-10-09

Discovering Dalmanutha

With Prof. Ken Dark

In the same spirit as the Jezreel Valley Regional Project discussed by Matthew Adams a few weeks ago, Professor Ken Dark of the University of Reading Research Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies is working on a landscape study of the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, particular the Plain of Ginosar or Genneserat, along the northwest shore. While surveying that landscape in 2012 he discovered the remains of a previously unidentified village. Based on a few biblical clues from the gospels, he’s suggested that the site may be Dalmanutha, the place to which Jesus retired after the feeding of the 4,000 in the gospel of Marka (not to be confused with the feeding of the 5,000). .

tags: Ginosar Survey Archaeology Sea of Galilee Genneserat

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