#1669

2019-07-18

The Pilgrimage Road Opens

With John DeLancey

Fifteen years ago, when the Pool of Siloam from the time of Jesus was discovered in Jerusalem, archaeologists also realized they could trace the road that went from the Pool of Siloam up to the Temple Mount. And now part of that road is available for pilgrims (Jewish and Christian) to walk once again, as they did 2,000 years ago. It's called the Pilgrimage Road. And we talk with our Israel tour co-host, John DeLancey of Biblical Israel Ministries and Tours, about this unique feature. In recent years, when we have been with John in Jerusalem, we've hiked the drainage channel that went beneath that road. But now the carefully engineered tunnel of the road itself, that goes beneath the present occupation level in the City of David, the oldest area of Jerusalem, is open. During this program we also briefly discussed John's week as an excavation volunteer at Tel Burna, and archaeological site 30 miles SW of Jerusalem, which has been identified as possibly the Old Testament city of Libnah.

tags: City of David Temple Mount Tel Burna Pool of Siloam Libnah Pilgrimage Road

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#1622

2018-08-01

Shiloh Excavation 2018

With Scott Stripling

Shiloh, the home of the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant for over 300 years, is being re-excavated. We check in with dig-director Scott Stripling to discuss the ceramic pomegranate and other amazing finds from the 2018 excavation season.

tags: Shiloh Tabernacle Ark of the Covenant pomegranate

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#1621

2018-08-01

Shiloh Excavation 2018

With Scott Stripling

Shiloh, the home of the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant for over 300 years, is being re-excavated. We check in with dig-director Scott Stripling to discuss the ceramic pomegranate and other amazing finds from the 2018 excavation season.

tags: Shiloh Tabernacle Ark of the Covenant pomegranate

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#1619

2018-05-29

Finding Bethsaida

With Mordecai Aviam

We did this interview withi Mordecai Aviam in his office at Kinneret College, on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, where he is senior lecturer in the Department of the study of the Land of Israel. We discussed the recently begun excavation of el-Araj, a site along the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which may be the New Testament city of Bethsaida. For 30 years the nearby site of et-Tel has borne the Bethsaida identification, but there are issues with et-Tel and el-Araj has compelling discoveries which may indicate it is the real Bethsaida.

tags: Bethsaida disciples apostles et-Tel el-Araj Julia Herod Philip

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#1415

2014-02-12

Domestication of Camels

With Todd Bolen

Headlines from the New York Times to Fox News report that archaeologists have determined that camels were domesticated around 930 BC in Israel, and that therefore the camels in the stories of the Genesis patriarchs were an anachronism. But not so fast. There are some holes in their case as identified by Todd Bolen, professor of Biblical Studies at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA, and editor of Bibleplaces.com. In this program we also look at a new pottery database that will help archaeologists refine their dating.

tags: Camels Genesis Patriarchs Domestication

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