With Clyde Billington
One of the most exciting reports of discoveries and developments this year is actually about an inscription that was found in 2012. The inscription comes from the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation, directed by Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor (pictured with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu). The inscription gives the name Eshba’al, a name that is found in history only one other time, in fact in the Bible-I Chron 8:33, as the fourth son of King Saul. The fact that this inscription dates to the 10th century BC, the time of David and Saul, adds more weight to the significance of the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation. This is the fourth 10th century inscription found in just the last half dozen years or so, before which there were none. On the second half of this program, featuring my ARTIFAX co-editor Clyde Billington, we discuss reports that archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes he has found evidence that the tomb of King Tutahnkamen has more chambers, and that he thinks the evidence also suggests that King Tut’s tomb was actually, originally, the tomb of Nefertiti, Tut’s stepmother. This is an interesting story to keep an eye on.
With Larry Mykytiuk
Larry Mykytiuk, Associate professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has developed a protocol for confirming the connection between people of the Bible and individuals named in archaeological inscriptions. At least 50 people have been confirmed as “Real People.” Perhaps even more interesting is his list of “Almost Real People.” This is the second part of that conversation.
With Larry Mykytiuk
Larry Mykytiuk, Associate professor of Library Science at Purdue University, has developed a protocol for confirming the connection between people of the Bible and individuals named in archaeological inscriptions. At least 50 people have been confirmed as "Real People." Perhaps even more interesting is his list of "Almost Real People." Here's part one of the interview.
With Prof. Giorgio Otranto
An interview from 1991 on prof. Otranto's research into archaeological evidence for women priests in the early church. [Italian, with translation]