#1559

2017-02-22

2017 Excavation Plans, part 2

With John DeLancey

Our annual tradition continues, reviewing some of the most interesting excavations planned for 2017. This year's list includes Kiriath Jearim and Tel Shimron, new excavations, as well as Tel Lachish, Tel es-Safi/Gath, Tel Shiloh, and Bethsaida.

tags: Kiriath Jearim Tel Shimron Tel Lachish Tel es-Safi/Gath Tel Shiloh Bethsaida.

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#1496

2015-09-15

Goliath's Gath 2015, part 2

With Aren Maier

The area along the ancient border between the Israelites and the Philistines is one of the areas of particular interest in the field of biblical archaeology right now, and one of the largest sites of the more than half dozen currently under excavation is Tel es-Safi/Gath. Gath was not only the home of Goliath and his giant kin, but also the largest of the cities of the Philistine pentapolis. We first talked with Arean Maier when he was beginning this excavation two decades ago, and it was time for an update on the latest discoveries, including a giant gate from the time of David and Goliath.

tags: Gath Philistines Aren Maier Goliath

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#1495

2015-09-08

Goliath's Gath 2015

With Aren Maier

The area along the ancient border between the Israelites and the Philistines is one of the areas of particular interest in the field of biblical archaeology right now, and one of the largest sites of the more than half dozen currently under excavation is Tel es-Safi/Gath. Gath was not only the home of Goliath and his giant kin, but also the largest of the cities of the Philistine pentapolis. We first talked with Arean Maier when he was beginning this excavation two decades ago, and it was time for an update on the latest discoveries, including a giant gate from the time of David and Goliath.

tags: Gath Philistines Aren Maier Goliath

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#1311

2012-01-05

Biblical Archaeology Top Ten of 2011

With Prof. Clyde Billington

From the pages of ARTIFAX magazine and the archives of The Book & The Spade, we review our subjective list of top ten discoveries or developments in Biblical Archaeology announced in 2011. Number one on the list, the two-horned altar found at Tel es-Safi/Gath.

tags: City of David Jerusalem Gath Biblical Archaeology Top Ten Altar

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#1291

2011-08-10

Temple Mount Bell and Gath Altar

With Prof. Keith Schoville

Major finds of the 2011 excavation season include a two-horned altar from Tel es-Safi, the Philistine city of Gath, and a tiny bell possibly from the hem of a priest's garment, in Jerusalem. The bell was found under the road that ran along the western wall of the Temple Mount, near Robinson's Arch.

tags: Tel es-Safi Gath horned altar tiny bell priest's garment

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