With Clyde Billington
Archaeological work is being done underwater to study the western harbor of Corinth, Lechaion on the Corinthian Gulf. Ancient Corinth profited greatly from the maritime traffic across the isthmus from the western harbor of Lechaion to the eastern harbor of Cenchrae. The work currently underway is looking at construction dating to around 500 A.D. Authorities in Jordan have announced the reconstruction of Herod's mountaintop fortress of Machaerus, where Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist (as reported in Mark 6:21-29) after the dance of Salome. We discuss these two news items that were reported in the winter 2016 issue of ARTIFAX magazine.
With Prof. Ben Witherington
Ben Witherington is professor of New Testament at Asbury Seminary and a prolific author. In recent years he has been adding fiction to his works, as a way to reach more people with information about the Bible and the biblical world. This book is the first in what appears to be a series of books that transports the reader back into the life of the cities of the New Testament. In this two part conversation we discuss the archaeological information that is used to make this book as realistic as possible.