#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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#1475

2015-04-15

The 2015 Excavation Season and Dig Sites

With Hershel Shanks

Hershel Shanks, the editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, discusses some of the biblical sites being exavated during the 2015 dig season, and their significance for Biblical Archaeology.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Gezer Jezreel Hippos Sussita

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#1474

2015-04-08

Forty Years of Biblical Archaeology Reviews

With Hershel Shanks

In the early days of The Book & The Spade radio program, we relied on two key resources to find out what was going on in biblical archaeology: Biblical Archaeology Review and the Jerusalem Post. Now, with the internet, many more sources are available to us. But Biblical Archaeology Review continues to be the of the leading resources for information on biblical archaeology. So, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Biblical Archaeology Review, we talked with Hershel Shanks about the world of biblical archaeology news and the significance of biblical archaeology.

tags: 40 years

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#1335

2012-06-21

What to do about the James Ossuary, part 2

With Hershel Shanks

Hershel Shanks writes in Biblical Archaeology Review that he is convinced of the authenticity of the James Ossuary inscription. In the second installment of a 2-part interview Shanks explains why he thinks the inscription will ultimately be vindicated. He also discusses another relic, the Jehoash tablet.

tags: Oded Golan James Ossuary BAR Hershel Shanks Jehoash tablet

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#1334

2012-06-14

What to do about the James Ossuary

With Hershel Shanks

The trial is over but the controversy remains. However, Hershel Shanks writes in Biblical Archaeology Review that he is convinced of the authenticity of the James Ossuary inscription. In the first part of this 2-part interview Shanks explains why he thinks the inscription is valid, even if many scholars are still unsure.

tags: Oded Golan James Ossuary BAR Hershel Shanks

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