With Clyde Billington
Archaeologists found a bronze mask of the Greek/Roman god Pan at the decapolis city of Hippos/Sussita. Who was Pan and how did he relate to the biblical story? That’s one of the topics we discuss in this program, reporting on news digest items from the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine. Other topics include an ancient Christian grave yard found in Saudi Arabia, and a cache of Egyptian seals from in the Negev desert.
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.