#1426

2014-05-01

Visiting Archaeological Sites

With Steve Ortiz & Barry Gittlen

For this program, announcing our 2015 Israel tour, I went to the archives to dig up the report on our visit to the excavations at Tel Mike-Ekron during our 1996 tour. At the end of our 1996 tour, we stopped at the Tel Mikne dig as the archaeologists were beginning the last of their 14 seasons of excavations. We were courteously shown around the site by two experienced archaeologists, Steve Ortiz and Barry Gittlen.

tags: Philistines Tel Mikne Ekron Israel Tour

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#1357

2012-11-22

Gezer Excavation Update

With Sam Wolff

Sam Wolff, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, co-directs the excavations at Tel Gezer (with co-director Steve Ortiz of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). He gives a status report on one of the three current excavations at Gezer, which is aimed at clarifying the dating of the Iron Age Gate. (The other two are the survey excavation in the area around Gezer, and the excavation of the Gezer water system.) Sam reports the excavations in 2013 are expected to reach the target levels.

tags: Gezer Sam Wolff

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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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#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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#1322

2012-03-24

More on the Fraudulent Antiquities Trial

With Profs. Steven Ortiz & Christopher Rollston

More scholars discuss the verdict in the Fraudulent Antiquities Trial. On this week’s program we talk with archaeologist Steven Ortiz and epigraphist Christopher Rollston.

tags: Steven Ortiz Oded Golan Robert Deutsch fraudulent antiquities trial Christopher Rollston James Ossuary

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