#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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#1319

2012-03-03

Bethsaida of the First Century

With Prof. Rami Arav

Archaeologist Rami Arav believes the site of et-Tell was the Bethsaida of the New Testament. During a 1996 Israel visit I was able to sit down with Rami Arav and talk about his excavations. (This is the second half of the interview that began with the preceding program when we talked about the Iron Age level at et-Tell).

tags: Bethsaida et-Tell Rami Arav fishermen disciples

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#1318

2012-02-22

Bethsaida - The Iron Age

With Prof. Rami Arav

In 1996, and during subsequent study tours to Israel, we have visited the ruins of et-Tell, which archaeologist Rami Arav believes was the Bethsaida of the New Testament. Intriguingly, the Iron Age remains at the site seem more extensive than those of the later period. They may be 1,000 years older, and Arav believes the city was the capital of the kingdom of Geshur at that time. Geshur was the home of one of King David's wives, the mother of Absalom. During that 1996 visit I was able to sit down with Rami Arav and talk about his excavations.

tags: Bethsaida et-Tell Rami Arav Geshur Absalom

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#1183

2009-07-12

Seal Impression Detective #3

With Yuval Goren

Iron Age Seal Impressions from the Kingdom of Judah analyzed

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#1182

2009-07-05

Seal Impression Detective #2

With Yuval Goren

Iron Age Seal Impressions from the Kingdom of Judah analyzed

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