#1615

2018-05-03

Megiddo and Caesarea Update

With Clyde Billington

Two of the most visited sites of biblical archaeology in Israel had significant discoveries reported recently: A royal Canaanite tomb at Megiddo, and a second century mosaic at Caesarea Maritima.

tags: Megiddo Roman Canaanite Mosaic Royal Tomb Togas

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#1589

2017-09-27

Caesarea & the Tsunami

With Clyde Billington

More on the latest in biblical archaeology from the news digests of the autumn issue of ARTIFAX magazine: The IAA is going to investing more money to excavate and reconstruct the city of Caesarea Maritima, the seaport that Herod built on the Mediterranean shore, where visitors can already see impressive remains, including a Roman aquedect, a Roman theater, the remains of Herod’s palace, Crusader walls, etc. We also discuss an archaeologists theories about an ancient tsunami that may have struck the Levantine coast, with ties to a biblically recorded earthquake, plus an explanation of why the story of the biblical judge Othniel contains evidence that supports the early date of the Exodus. All of this discussed with professor Clyde Billington, my co-editor at ARTIFAX magazine.

tags: Temple Menorah Exodus Caesarea tsunami earthquake Augustus Othniel Mitanni

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#1396

2013-10-01

Remembering Robert Bull - Excavator of Caesarea Maritima

With Robert Bull

Robert Bull was on the program in 1987 and we learned much about Caesarea at that time. The excavations continued on for almost a decade after that. Robert Bull passed away on August 31, 2013. He was 92. A memorial service was held in Madison, New Jersey, which is where Drew University is located. He taught at Drew for 36 years.

tags: Herod Caesarea Maritima

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#1395

2013-09-25

Remembering Robert Bull - Excavator of Caesarea Maritima

With Robert Bull

Robert Bull was on the program in 1987 and we learned much about Caesarea at that time. The excavations continued on for almost a decade after that. Robert Bull passed away on August 31, 2013. He was 92. A memorial service was held this past weekend in Madison, New Jersey, which is where Drew University is located. He taught at Drew for 36 years.

tags: Herod Caesarea Maritima

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#1371

2013-02-27

Echo at Omrit

With Prof. Daniel Schowalter

Intriguingly, the gospels do not say that Jesus and His disciples went to Caesarea Philippi, but rather the region of Caesarea Philippi. So this Herodian temple being excavated by Carthage College professor Dan Schowalter and his colleagues, just three miles from modern Banias (Caesarea Philippi), is just close enough to squeeze into that story. What has been found at Omrit is quite interesting, including an inscription which mentions the nymph Echo. Professor Schowalter returns to The Book & The Spade to bring us up-to-date on the latest developments, on this excavation which just gets more and more interesting.

tags: Temple Caesarea Philippi Omrit Banias Dan Herod Echo Pan

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