With Rachel Hallotte
We continue our in-depth discussion of the Khirbet Summeily excavation with co-director Rachel Hallotte, State University of New York Purchase College. She discusses the history of the Khirbet Summeily/Tel el-Hesi site and other aspects of the excavation.bullae, Seals, David & Solomon, Tenth Century
With Jimmy Hardin
We continue our in-depth discussion of the Khirbet Summeily excavation with co-director Jimmy Hardin, of Mississippi State University. He discusses how perceptions of the site changed once excavation began, and implications for how archaeologists see the 10th century BC in ancient Israel.
With Jeff Blakely
The first in a series of interviews exploring the implications of the discovery of sixth tenth century B.C. bullae (clay seal impressions) at a remote border outpost on the border between Judah and Philistia.
With Todd Bolen
There was a dearth of sensational discoveries in 2014, and without a bunch of discovery announcements in December it would have been a very slim year of exciting discoveries. But we do have a list, which was picked up by Christianity Today. Tops on the list was the discovery of a new monumental entrance to Herodium, Herod’s fortress/palace in the desert near Bethlehem, an entrance that was apparently never used because Herod decided to close it up and build a mausoleum nearby instead. The second discovery on the list: a half-dozen bullae (clay seal impressions) found at a small site called Khirbet Summeily, on the Judahite/Philistine border. Item #3 is a scarab of Pharaoh Sheshonq, know in the Bible as Shishak.