#1341

2012-08-01

Gezer Boundary Stones

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 begin 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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#1338

2012-07-11

Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrines, part three

With Prof. Steve Ortiz

Excavations for 2012 continue at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an important Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel. Just a few weeks ago, archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel announced some of the most exciting finds of 2011, a couple of small, portable shrines. What do these shrines have to say about the Israelite monarchy and the Israelite religion of 3,000 years ago? In this program we continue our discussion of the significance of the shrines and the Qeiyafa excavation with Steve Ortiz, a professor of Archaeology and Old Testament backgrounds at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Steve Ortiz Israelite Religion Elah Valley shrines

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#1338

2012-07-11

Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrines, part three

With Prof. Steve Ortiz

Excavations for 2012 continue at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an important Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel. Just a few weeks ago, archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel announced some of the most exciting finds of 2011, a couple of small, portable shrines. What do these shrines have to say about the Israelite monarchy and the Israelite religion of 3,000 years ago? In this program we continue our discussion of the significance of the shrines and the Qeiyafa excavation with Steve Ortiz, a professor of Archaeology and Old Testament backgrounds at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Steve Ortiz Israelite Religion Elah Valley shrines

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#1336

2012-06-29

Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrines

With Prof. John Monson

Excavations for 2012 are just underway at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an important Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel. Just a few weeks ago, archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel announced some of the most exciting finds of 2011, a couple of small, portable shrines. What do these shrines have to say about the Israelite monarchy and the Israelite religion of 3,000 years ago? In these two programs we discuss the significance of the Qeiyafa excavation with John Monson, a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Monson and his students are excavating at Qeiyafa.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa John Monson Israelite Religion Elah Valley

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#1331

2012-05-24

Sodom or Heshbon?

With Prof. Clyde Billington

An alternative view of Prof. Steven Collins excavation of Tall el-Hammam. Collins believes he is excavating biblical Sodom. Prof. Clyde Billington suggests that Sodom is probably located south of the Dead Sea, not north. Instead, he proposes that Tall el-Hammam could be Bronze Age Heshbon, a site that has been sought by archaeologists since it was discovered that Iron Age Heshbon has no Bronze Age remains (from the time of the Exodus).

tags: Jordan Sodom Heshbon Tall el-Hammam Steven Collins Prof. Clyde Billington

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