#1457

2014-12-10

Sheshonq's Scarab

With Clyde Billington

More discoveries reported in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine reviewed on this program, including the recently announced scarab of Sheshonq, the Egyptian pharaoh who raided through Judah and took all of Solomon’s gold out of the Jerusalem temple. His scarab was found in 2006 at a copper production facility in Jordan. We continue with a discussion of research at another nearby copper facility in Israel at Timna and what has been learned about the men who worked there. We discuss the oldest metal object ever found in the Middle East, an awl at Tel Tsaf, also found several years ago but just recently announced. And finally, the discovery of an ivory game board at an area of the Tel Gezer excavation that’s been dubbed “Solomon’s casino.”

tags: Solomon copper mines games ivory Sheshonq

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#1275

2011-04-13

The Lead Codices, part 2

With prof. Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh

A conversation about the depictions of the cross by early Christians, prompted by the discovery of lead tablets which might be ancient. Or not.

tags: Lead codex metal codices Larry Hurtado early Christians Dead Sea Scrolls Jordan staurogram silly season

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#1274

2011-04-06

The Lead Codices

With prof. Larry Hurtado

Recent reports on the discovery of ancient-looking metal tablets in the Middle East raise questions: are they real or modern forgeries?

tags: Lead codex metal codices Larry Hurtado early Christians Dead Sea Scrolls Jordan

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