#1468

2015-02-24

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 1

With Jeff Blakely

The first in a series of interviews exploring the implications of the discovery of sixth tenth century B.C. bullae (clay seal impressions) at a remote border outpost on the border between Judah and Philistia.

tags: bullae Seals David & Solomon Tenth Century

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#1461

2015-01-07

Biblical Archaeology Top Ten of 2014

With Todd Bolen

There was a dearth of sensational discoveries in 2014, and without a bunch of discovery announcements in December it would have been a very slim year of exciting discoveries. But we do have a list, which was picked up by Christianity Today. Tops on the list was the discovery of a new monumental entrance to Herodium, Herod’s fortress/palace in the desert near Bethlehem, an entrance that was apparently never used because Herod decided to close it up and build a mausoleum nearby instead. The second discovery on the list: a half-dozen bullae (clay seal impressions) found at a small site called Khirbet Summeily, on the Judahite/Philistine border. Item #3 is a scarab of Pharaoh Sheshonq, know in the Bible as Shishak.

tags: Herodium Sheshonq bullae

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#1320

2012-03-09

Khirbet Summeily, a small village of Judah

With Prof. Jeff Blakely

A growing number of sites along the ancient border between Judah and Philistia are in the process of being excavated. One of the newest excavations is at Khirbet Summeily. It started last summer. However, it's connected to one of the oldest excavation sites in Biblical Archaeology, Tel el Hesi, which was first excavated more than 120 years ago. What's the connection? Tune in and find out. You'll also learn what may be the biblical names for Khirbet Summeily and Tel el-Hesi.

tags: Jeff Blakely Khirbet Summeily Tel el-Hesi Judah Philistines Iron Age

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