#1594

2017-11-01

The Kathisma Church

With Hershel Shanks

Hershel Shanks is stepping down as editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, the most influential and widely circulated magazine on biblical archaeology. BAR, as its known, has been a frequent part of our radio program and Hershel has been interviewed several times. This is the most recent interview from 2006, discussing the recent excavation of a Byzantine era church that was located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, honoring the Virgin Mary.

tags: Bethlehem Kathisma Mary Biblical Archaeology Review

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#1541

2016-08-30

Solomon's Pools and Judean Caves

With Clyde Billington

Another update with news of the latest discoveries and developments in biblical archaeology from the pages of the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine. The news includes the collapse of one of Solomon's Pools south of Bethlehem, part of the system that fed water to Jerusalem for centuries; new excavations taking place in Judean desert caves overlooking the Dead Sea, to preempt looting in the area; and the discovery of an ancient glass factory near Mt. Carmel, one of the two main centers of glass production in the ancient world .

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls Aqueducts Glass

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#1527

2016-05-25

Magdala, Bethlehem, and Elephants

With Clyde Billington

The latest discoveries at the location of two cities important to the ministry of Jesus, plus an investigation into elephants in the Bible.

tags: Bethlehem Synagogues Magdala Mary Magdalene ivory Elephants Incense Shovel

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#1517

2016-03-17

Astronomically Easter

With Bradley Schaefer

We enjoyed talking with LSU astronomer Bradley Schaeffer about the Star of Bethlehem last year, so we invited him back on the program to give us an astronomical perspective on the Easter holiday, particularly Good Friday. Astronomers are keepers of the calendar, so astronomical information has a bearing on some of our most important holidays, and may help us cut through some of the ambiguity of the biblical texts.

tags: Astronomy Easter Good Friday Calendar

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#1505

2015-12-21

Bethlehem Star Confirmed, part 2

With Bradley Schaefer

LSU astronomy professor Bradley Schaefer continues his discussion on fellow astronomer Michael Molnar's astrological perspective on the Star of Bethlehem, and how other astronomers are also largely convinced that Molnar has the right idea.

tags: Herod Astrology Astronomy Magi Nativity Star of Bethlehem

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