#1330

2012-05-17

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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#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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#1312

2012-01-11

Stamps and Seals

With Prof. Keith Schoville

New discoveries in Jerusalem, a stamp connected to first century temple worship and a seal discovered in the City of David.

tags: Seal Temple

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#1300

2011-10-20

Return to Jeremiah's Pit

With Betsy Melman

Archaeologist Eilat Mazar is upset about an excavation in the City of David area, at a place called Jeremiah's Pit. We visited this pit in 2001, so today we return to the scene of that subterranean cistern for a second look.

tags: City of David Eilat Mazar Betsy Melman Jeremiah's Pit

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#1271

2011-03-17

City of David Channel Clear

With Prof. Keith Schoville

News reports reviewed relating to the clearing of an ancient water channel, plus news related to a church connected to Zechariah, and the church of Laodicea. Also a house excavtion at Paphos on Cyprus.

tags: City of David channel sewer Tyropean Valley Church Judean Hills Zechariah Laodicea Lod Mosaic Paphos Epaphras

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