#1470

2015-03-10

Khirbet Summeily, in depth, part 3

With Rachel Hallotte

We continue our in-depth discussion of the Khirbet Summeily excavation with co-director Rachel Hallotte, State University of New York Purchase College. She discusses the history of the Khirbet Summeily/Tel el-Hesi site and other aspects of the excavation.bullae, Seals, David & Solomon, Tenth Century

tags: bullae Seals David & Solomon Tenth Century Petrie Bliss

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#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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#1406

2013-12-12

Reuben Bullard and the Excavation at Gezer

With Reuben Bullard

The 2013 Near East Archaeological Society annual meeting in Baltimore included a tribute to Reuben Bullard, a key member of NEAS, who died in 2004. In 2002 we interviewed Reuben Bullard on The Book & The Spade and learned of the key role he played in helping Biblical Archaeology achieve a more scientific focus. Reuben Bullard was the first geologist to become a member of an excavation team in Israel, when he joined the Gezer excavations in 1966.

tags: Gezer Geologist Geology Reuben Bullard Near East Archaeological Society NEAS

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#1345

2012-08-29

Temple Mount Archaeology 2012

With Prof. Clyde Billington

Lots of additional exciting discoveries reported in the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine, including a number with connections to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. With prof. Clyde Billington, the discussion covers new information about early 20th century excavations on the Temple Mount, new information about the depiction of the Temple menorah in the Arch of Titus in Rome, as well as a First Temple period seal and bulla that were both found near the Temple Mount in recent months.

tags: Temple Mount Bethlehem Seal Arch of Titus Temple Menorah Bulla

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