#1628

2018-09-04

Masada and Tel Shimron

With Clyde Billington

Masada is the most visited national park in Israel and also one of the most important archaeological sites of Israel. In the early 1960s, when Yigael Yadin excavated Masada, it was the first time crowdsourcing was used in archaeology. Yadin invited volunteers to come and work with him, and they did. And ever since, volunteers have been a key component in the institutional archaeological excavations which take place, mostly in the summer, every year. Masada still has secrets to divulge to excavators even now more than a half century later and some of them are reported in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Professor Billington and I discuss this report. We also review another article which describes the beginning of a new excavation in the Jezreel Valley, Tel Shimron. This is an ancient city which at times in history apparently outshone it's neighbor across the valley, Tel Megiddo. It will be interesting to see what this excavation reveals in the years ahead.

tags: Herod Masada Yigael Yadin Tel Shimron Garden

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#1626

2018-08-23

Carbon 14 Dating + Sepphoris and Tiberias

With Clyde Billington

Reviewing more reports from the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine, we discuss research into the accuracy of Carbon-14 dating, and significant questions that have been raised. We also discuss the discovery of an underground winepress at Sepphoris and a Jewish burial cave from Tiberias, the two cities thata served as the capitals of the Galilee during the time of Jesus. And finally, brief mentions of a report that the government of Israel is going to invest $140 million in archaeology to benefit tourism, and an archaeological fraternity has been formed at George Washington University.

tags: Sepphoris winepress Carbon 14 Tiberias archaeological fraternity

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#1620

2018-07-04

The Jesus Trail

With Various

The Jesus Trail is a 40-mile hike from Nazareth and Capernaum. There are several important archaeological sites along the trail, as well as (of course) at Nazareth and Capernaum.

tags: Nazareth Sepphoris Capernaum Jesus Trail Tzipori Wadi Arbel

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#1614

2018-04-24

The New ESV Archaeology Study Bible, part 2

With John Currid

The new ESV Archaeology Study Bible, published by Crossway, joins the NIV Archaeology Study Bible published about a dozen years ago by Zondervan. In these two programs we talk with one of the main editors, John Currid, of Reformed Theological Seminary, about how the project came together, what's unique about this particular volume, and about some of his own archaeological experiences along the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, and along the Mediterranean Coast at ancient Carthage.

tags: Bethsaida Study Bible Carthage

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#1613

2018-04-17

The New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

With John Currid

The new ESV Archaeology Study Bible, published by Crossway, joins the NIV Archaeology Study Bible published about a dozen years ago by Zondervan. In these two programs we talk with one of the main editors, John Currid, of Reformed Theological Seminary, about how the project came together, what's unique about this particular volume, and about some of his own archaeological experiences along the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, and along the Mediterranean Coast at ancient Carthage.

tags: Bethsaida Study Bible Carthage

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