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. Ken Dark
In the same spirit as the Jezreel Valley Regional Project discussed by Matthew Adams a few weeks ago, Professor Ken Dark of the University of Reading Research Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies is working on a landscape study of the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, particular the Plain of Ginosar or Genneserat, along the northwest shore. While surveying that landscape in 2012 he discovered the remains of a previously unidentified village. Based on a few biblical clues from the gospels, he’s suggested that the site may be Dalmanutha, the place to which Jesus retired after the feeding of the 4,000 in the gospel of Marka (not to be confused with the feeding of the 5,000). .
With Prof. Mark Wilson
St. Nicholas, historically, was the bishop of Myra, a city along the southern coast of Turkey. On this program we discuss the historical legacy of St. Nicholas and the archaeological work that has taken place in his hometown. Our guest is Mark Wilson, the director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, a neighboring city.
With Prof. Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson, the founder and director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, has researched some of the Roman roads that would have been used by Paul during his missionary journeys recorded in the Book of Acts. These 2,000 year old roads can still be seen in many locations.
With John Monson
This program from our archives is a conversation with John Monson, a professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (although at the time he was at Wheaton College). To mark the turn of the century, we talked about the impact of archaeology on theology.