#1636

2018-11-22

Beit Lehi, Jordan Valley Camps, and Jerusalem Cable Car

With Clyde Billington

More news items from the Autumn issue of ARTIFAX, starting with the excavation at Beit Lehi, "the house of the jawbone." Lots of inscriptions in caves at this site, 60 miles SW of Jerusalem, lots of Hellenistic remains, a Byzantine church and one of the earliest Muslim mosques in Israel. Excavations of stone structures in the Jordan Valley, first identified by Adam Zertal, now continuing under a new archaeological team. Zertal suggested that these structures may have been corrals for early Israelites, who lived in tents, and possible evidence for the Exodus. A cable car plan is being discussed that is generating some controversy. The cable car would cross the Hinnom Valley to Mt. Zion and end at the Dung Gate of the old city.

tags: inscriptions Church Jerusalem Mt. Zion Exodus Israelites Beit Lehi Shephelah Hellenistic period mosque Jordan Valley Cable Car Dung Gate

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#1428

2014-05-15

Egyptian Coffin and James Ossuary

With Clyde Billington

The latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine is out and we need to catch up on some news items with my co-editor, professor Clyde Billington. The cover story covers the discovery of a unique Egyptian style coffin found in the Jezreel Valley. We also discuss a new geological perspective on the authenticity of the controversial James Ossuary, the bone box that may have held the earthly remains of Jesus’ brother. Our final news item concerns some discoveries made along side the road in two locations in Israel’s Shephelah, including a 6,000 year-old temple.

tags: James Ossuary Egyptian coffin Bronze Age Temple Jezreel Valley ARTIFAX

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#1389

2013-07-31

Palace at Khirbet Qeiyafa

With Todd Bolen

One of the big announcements of the summer, the excavation of what has been called a palace of King David at Khirbet Qeiyafa, overlooking the Valley of Elah. We discuss the significance of this discovery with Todd Bolen, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California, and editor of BiblePlaces.com.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Philistines David Palace Elah

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#1350

2012-10-02

A NT Prof Digs at an OT Site, Khirbet Qeiyafa

With Prof. Dana Harris

Dana Harris teaches New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, yet she excavated at an Old Testament site this past summer, Khirbet Qeiyafa. Khirbet Qeiyafa overlooks the Elah Valley, where David and Goliath had their confrontation. On this program she explains why she ended up where she did, the importance of connecting archaeology with textual studies, and the similarities between archaeology and textual studies.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa John Monson Elah Valley Dana Harris

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#1338

2012-07-11

Khirbet Qeiyafa Shrines, part three

With Prof. Steve Ortiz

Excavations for 2012 continue at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an important Iron Age site overlooking the Elah Valley in Israel. Just a few weeks ago, archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel announced some of the most exciting finds of 2011, a couple of small, portable shrines. What do these shrines have to say about the Israelite monarchy and the Israelite religion of 3,000 years ago? In this program we continue our discussion of the significance of the shrines and the Qeiyafa excavation with Steve Ortiz, a professor of Archaeology and Old Testament backgrounds at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Steve Ortiz Israelite Religion Elah Valley shrines

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