#1310

2011-12-29

Dead Sea Scrolls Online & Damascus Gate Renovation

With Prof. Keith Schoville

A couple of decades ago we spent quite a few of our Book & The Spade programs reporting on how the Dead Sea Scrolls were freed from the control of a handful of scholars and made available to all scholars. Now the Dead Sea Scrolls are even more available, and in much higher resolution, online. So we talk about that on this week’s program, as well as the renovation of one of the main entrances into the Old City of Jerusalem, the Damascus Gate.

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls Damascus Gate

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#1302

2011-11-03

Gezer Update 2011

With Prof. Keith Schoville

Gezer, an Old Testament site, is an important archaeological benchmark. Excavations all over Israel are connected to Gezer, the work that has gone on there has uncovered important discoveries. But some issues are still unresolved, in particular related to the “Solomonic Gate.” A new excavation directed by Sam Wolff and Steve Ortiz started several years ago. Sam is with the Israel Antiquities Authority and Steve is with Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Then the summer before last an additional excavation began, into the Gezer water system. It’s directed by Dan Warner, of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tsvika Tsuk of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

tags: Gezer Water System Solomonic Gate Sam Wolff Steve Ortiz William Dever Dan Warner Baptist

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#1217

2010-03-07

Jaffa Gate and Byzantine Archaeology

With Co-host Keith Schoville

Revealing new excavations taking place at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

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#1171

2009-04-12

Abraham's Gate at Tel Dan

With Co-host Keith Schoville

Gate area is opening up again after reconstruction work

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#1127

2008-05-18

The Oldest Arched Gate in the World

With Co-host Keith Schoville

Mud brick gates in Ashkelon and Dan vie for the distinction

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