#1400

2013-10-30

Ancient Jerusalem's Streets and Sewers

With Gabriel Barkay

In this program we discuss recent excavations in Jerusalem, such as the excavation of 2,000-year old streets that led from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple Mount. Two parallel streets have been excavated in the last few years and visitors to the City of David area have been able to walk through the sewers under the streets.

tags: sewers Jerusalem Gabriel Barkay streets

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#1389

2013-07-31

Palace at Khirbet Qeiyafa

With Todd Bolen

One of the big announcements of the summer, the excavation of what has been called a palace of King David at Khirbet Qeiyafa, overlooking the Valley of Elah. We discuss the significance of this discovery with Todd Bolen, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California, and editor of BiblePlaces.com.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Philistines David Palace Elah

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#1353

2012-10-25

Jerusalem as David and Solomon Knew It

With Rev. Dr. Andrew Vaughn

Time and time again we come back to the debate over Jerusalem in the tenth century and the importance of David and Solomon. The debate has continued in archaeological circles for several decades. Eilat Mazar is in one corner and Israel Finkelstein is on the other side. And there are additional opinions from other archaeologists. Andrew Vaughn is a top notch biblical scholar and also the Executive Director of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the main organization for archaeologists and Bible scholars worker in Israel and the surrounding region. He helps us get to the bottom of issues that separate the main characters in this debate and sheds some light on some facts that may help resolve it.

tags: Israel Finkelstein City of David Jerusalem Eilat Mazar Solomon

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#1351

2012-10-10

Excavating Abel Beth Maacah

With Prof. Robert Mullins

There are tells all over Israel, still waiting to be dug, to discover the secrets they hold. This is one of the newest excavations, a tell near the northern border of Israel. Abel Beth Maacah was conquered by the Aramean King Ben Hadad (I Kings 15:20) and the Assyrian King Tiglath Pileser III (II Kings 15:29). Most interestingly, it figured in the story of the second revolt against King David, the one after Absalom's revolt. II Samuel 20 tells the story of Sheba, son of Bichri, who challenged David and then holed up at Abel Beth Maacah. Joab arrived with David's Army. But instead of a long siege a "wise woman" bargained with Joab from the city wall and then convinced the leaders of her city to kill Sheba and throw his head over the wall. So that ended that. Azusa Pacific University professor Robert Mullins has been wanting to dig this site for several decades, while he worked on excavations elsewhere in Israel. He surveyed the tell this past summer, and plans to begin digging next summer.

tags: Abel Beth Maacah Azusa Pacific University Robert Mullins

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#1350

2012-10-02

A NT Prof Digs at an OT Site, Khirbet Qeiyafa

With Prof. Dana Harris

Dana Harris teaches New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, yet she excavated at an Old Testament site this past summer, Khirbet Qeiyafa. Khirbet Qeiyafa overlooks the Elah Valley, where David and Goliath had their confrontation. On this program she explains why she ended up where she did, the importance of connecting archaeology with textual studies, and the similarities between archaeology and textual studies.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa John Monson Elah Valley Dana Harris

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