#1616

2018-05-03

What Happened to the Ark of the Covenant?

With Clyde Billington

There are quite a number of theories about what happened to the Ark of the Covenant. This program examines some of the most well-known theories. We also discuss a Dead Sea Scroll calendar that was recently deciphered.

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls Essenes Calendar Ark of the Covenant theories

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#1589

2017-09-27

Caesarea & the Tsunami

With Clyde Billington

More on the latest in biblical archaeology from the news digests of the autumn issue of ARTIFAX magazine: The IAA is going to investing more money to excavate and reconstruct the city of Caesarea Maritima, the seaport that Herod built on the Mediterranean shore, where visitors can already see impressive remains, including a Roman aquedect, a Roman theater, the remains of Herod’s palace, Crusader walls, etc. We also discuss an archaeologists theories about an ancient tsunami that may have struck the Levantine coast, with ties to a biblically recorded earthquake, plus an explanation of why the story of the biblical judge Othniel contains evidence that supports the early date of the Exodus. All of this discussed with professor Clyde Billington, my co-editor at ARTIFAX magazine.

tags: Temple Menorah Exodus Caesarea tsunami earthquake Augustus Othniel Mitanni

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#1465

2015-02-04

Patterns of Exodus Evidence, part 2

With Charles Aling

More from professor Charles Aling on the strengths and weaknesses of Exodus theories and archaeological evidence that speaks to the period of the Exodus.

tags: Egypt Exodus Chronology

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#1464

2015-01-27

Patterns of Exodus Evidence

With Charles Aling

Charles Aling, chair of the history department at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, was featured in the recent documentary Patterns of Evidence, which investigates the historical evidence for the Exodus of the Bible. The documentary highlights the tensions between the theories for the early date for the Exodus and the late date and other issues related to the historicity of this founding event for two of the world's major religions. We discuss some of the theories presented in the documentary, why Dr. Aling supports the early date for the Exodus, and the issues he has with some of the other presentations in the documentary.

tags: Egypt Exodus Chronology

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#1294

2011-08-24

Temple Mount Theories, Hezekiah’s Pool, and Tel Shikmona

With Prof. Keith Schoville

Another round-up of the latest news in Biblical Archaeology: a Temple Mount theory from Israel Finkelstein (and a hush-hush report from the Israeli Comptroller’s office), The Acra Fortress, Hezekiah’s Pool is not the pool at the end of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and Tel Shikmona just might have the most perfect four-room house discovered by Israeli archaeologists twice.

tags: Jerusalem Finkelstein Temple Mount Comptroller's Report Acra Fortress Hezekiah's Pool Tel Shikmona

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