Huqoq Synagogue

With Prof. Clyde Billington

Reviewing some of the news stories in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine, we discuss the excavation of a Roman/Byzantine synagogue at the site of Huqoq, just a mile or so off the NW corner of the Sea of Galilee, and the site of an exciting mosaic discovery this summer.

tags: Galilee Huqoq Synagogue

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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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Jerusalem's Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

With Prof. Clyde Billington

The latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine has, on its cover, a photo of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, which is a half block away from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and has its own unique history. The magazine has an article by Tom Powers, discussing the latest archaeology under the church. On this program professor Clyde Billington, my co-editor of ARTIFAX, discusses with me this item and two other news developments that are covered in this issue. The other two are the discovery of an Egyptian scarab in the City of David area of Jerusalem, and the discovery of a Greek warrior’s helmet in Haifa Bay.

tags: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Egyptian Scarab Greek Helmet

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Biblical Archaeology Top Ten of 2011

With Prof. Clyde Billington

From the pages of ARTIFAX magazine and the archives of The Book & The Spade, we review our subjective list of top ten discoveries or developments in Biblical Archaeology announced in 2011. Number one on the list, the two-horned altar found at Tel es-Safi/Gath.

tags: City of David Jerusalem Gath Biblical Archaeology Top Ten Altar

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