#1679

2019-09-24

Jesus and the Synagogue

With Jordan Ryan

The synagogue is a significant part of Jesus' ministry, as recounted in the Gospels. And so little is known about the beginnings of the synagogue, that the Gospel accounts are actually a major resource for such studies. Wheaton College professor Jordan Ryan, author of The Role of the Synagogue in the Aims of Jesus (Fortress Press, 2017), has excavated at Magdala, where one of the most recently discovered first century synagogues was discovered, and has extensively studied the history of the synagogue. In addition to this 3-part interview, Ryan will be speaking in Madison on Saturday, October 19, 2019, International Archaeology Day. His talk is at 7pm at Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall #200, on the University of Wisconsin campus. Presented by the Madison Biblical Archaeology Society and Upper House. More information and registration here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-synagogue-in-the-new-testament-a-new-frontier-in-biblical-archeology-tickets-66677503207

tags: Nazareth Synagogue Magdala Jesus

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#1633

2018-11-01

Athens in the Time of Paul

With John McRay

Digging deep into our archives from the early days of TB&TS, we pulled out this description of the city of Athens as Paul would have seen it during his visit, described in Acts 17. Professor John McRay uses archaeology and textual research to help us understand how that ancient city would have appeared in the first century of the Christian era. Professor McRay was a professor at Wheaton College at the time of this presentation, he taught there from 1980 to 2002. We were saddened to learn that professor McRay passed away just last August, he was 86. He is the author of several books, including Paul: His Life and Teaching and Archaeology and the New Testament, and coauthor of Bible Archaeology, all published by Baker.

tags: Paul Athens Unknown God Athena Parthenon Mars Hill Areopagus Dionysius Agora

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#1358

2012-11-28

Ashkelon Under Attack

With Prof. Daniel Master

Rockets were flying from Gaza aimed at Ashkelon in recent weeks. It’s quiet now and we took the opportunity for an archaeological update from Daniel Master, Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College and currently the field director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, which has been actively uncovering the ancient history of this site since 1985. Ashkelon has a rich history, dating from the Canaanites to the Crusaders. It’s the home of the oldest arched city gate in the world (pictured), the largest dog cemetery in the world, and the Philistine city visited by Samson when he needed to pick up 30 suits of clothes to settle a wager that he lost during his wedding.

tags: Philistines Ashkelon Daniel Master Wheaton Canaanites Crusaders

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#1355

2012-11-07

Important Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology, part 2

With Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Walter Kaiser served as project director for The Archaeological Study Bible, a significant accomplishment in itself, and is also president emeritus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Kaiser taught Old Testament to scores of pastors and other Christian leaders for more than a half century at Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and then Gordon Conwell. He is still actively involved in research, writing, and teaching and in these 2 programs we feature excerpts from a recent lecture reviewing some of the most important discoveries in the field of Biblical Archaeology, from his perspective.

tags: Biblical Archaeology Old Testament Walter Kaiser

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#1354

2012-11-01

Important Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology

With Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Walter Kaiser served as project director for The Archaeological Study Bible, a significant accomplishment in itself, and is also president emeritus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Kaiser taught Old Testament to scores of pastors and other Christian leaders for more than a half century at Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and then Gordon Conwell. He is still actively involved in research, writing, and teaching and in these 2 programs we feature excerpts from a recent lecture reviewing some of the most important discoveries in the field of Biblical Archaeology, from his perspective.

tags: Biblical Archaeology Old Testament Walter Kaiser

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