#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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#1526

2016-05-18

Ordinary People Discoveries

With Clyde Billington

A farmer, a school boy, a school girl, two scuba divers…these are ordinary people who have made major discoveries in biblical archaeology in the last week, or the last few months. A lady walking with some friends from a kibbutz discovered a gold Roman coin (see photo); only two such coins are known to exist and the other one is in the British Museum.

tags: Caesarea Maritima ARTIFAX Horns of Hattin Tiberias |

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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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#1372

2013-03-06

Herod the Great - How Great?

With Prof. Paul Maier

Herod the Great is the subject of one of the largest exhibitions ever mounted by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. We wanted to find out more about this brutal tyrant (according to New Testament accounts) so we called up Paul Maier. Prof. Maier is a professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, and thoroughly familiar with Herod after re-translating the largest source of information about Herod, the ancient historian Josephus Flavius.

tags: Herod the Great Masada Herodium Caesarea Maritima

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