#1601

2018-01-04

Excavations Plans for 2018

With John DeLancey

An annual tradition on TB&TS is our review of planned excavations for the upcoming year, to give our listeners the broad overview of what’s happening in Biblical Archaeology. This year I’m inviting John DeLancey back on the program for this discussion, since we will be visiting many of these sites during our 2018 TB&TS Holyland Archaeological Adventure Tour coming up in May. John has lived and studied in Israel and has visited many of these sites on the more than 50 tours he’s led to Israel; he’s also excavated as a volunteer at some of these sites. The digs we are discussing are, for the most part, the institutional excavations planned by various educational institutions and the Israel Antiquities Authority, but we also throw in a comment or two about salvage excavations, another part of the picture.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Gezer et-Tell Megiddo Abel Beth Maacah Tel Dan Shiloh Tel Burna Azekah El Araj Beth Shemesh

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#1587

2017-09-12

Bethsaida, Huqoq, and Rosh Ha-Ayin

With Clyde Billington

Catching up on the latest discoveries in biblical archaeology, professor Clyde Billington joins me to discuss some of the news digest items in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine. But first, a quick look at one of the top biblical archaeology stories of the summer that will be reported in the next issue of ARTIFAX, and that is the dispute of the true location of the New Testament city of Bethsaida. Excavations at el-Araj, on the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee this past summer uncovered some first century remains which has renewed the debate. For most of the past three decades, archaeologist Rami Arav has been excavating at a site about a mile from the shore called et-Tell, which he says is Bethsaida. We also discuss the latest mosaic discoveries from the ongoing excavations at Huqoq, near the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, and a giant Assyrian period cistern discovered at Rosh Ha-Ayin, near Tel Aphek and the headwaters of the Yarkon River.

tags: Mosaics Jodi Magness Huqoq Bethsaida Cistern Sea of Galilee Assyrian Aphek Roman ruins polis et-Tel el-Araj zodiac Yarkon

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#1388

2013-07-25

Khirbet el-Maqatir Ai Update, part 2

With Bryant Wood

Khirbet El-Maqatir, a small site about nine miles NNE of Jerusalem, has what the nearby site of et-Tell lacks, Bronze Age remains from the time of Joshua. Bryant Wood of Associates for Biblical Research believes Khirbet El-Maqatir is the city of Ai, conquered by Joshua shortly after the conquest of Jericho. After four more weeks of 2013 excavations, the most productive season since the first season, he is even more convinced. He explains why in this 2-part interview.

tags: scarab Ai Joshua Khirbet el-Maqatir Bryant Wood orthostats

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#1387

2013-07-17

Khirbet el-Maqatir Ai Update

With Bryant Wood

Khirbet El-Maqatir, a small site about nine miles NNE of Jerusalem, has what the nearby site of et-Tell lacks, Bronze Age remains from the time of Joshua. Bryant Wood of Associates for Biblical Research believes Khirbet El-Maqatir is the city of Ai, conquered by Joshua shortly after the conquest of Jericho. After four more weeks of 2013 excavations, the most productive season since the first season, he is even more convinced. He explains why in this 2-part interview.

tags: Ai Joshua Khirbet el-Maqatir Bryant Wood

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#1319

2012-03-03

Bethsaida of the First Century

With Prof. Rami Arav

Archaeologist Rami Arav believes the site of et-Tell was the Bethsaida of the New Testament. During a 1996 Israel visit I was able to sit down with Rami Arav and talk about his excavations. (This is the second half of the interview that began with the preceding program when we talked about the Iron Age level at et-Tell).

tags: Bethsaida et-Tell Rami Arav fishermen disciples

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