#1667

2019-07-02

Tel Shiloh 2019

With Scott Stripling

Scott Stripling Scott Stripling This was the third season of excavations at Tel Shiloh, a site about a dozen miles north of Jerusalem that has traditionally been known as the first capital of Israel. It was home to the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant for 369 years. Then the ark was captured by the Philistines, returned to Israel and placed in Gibeon, and finally placed in the temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem. Tel Shiloh was excavated by a Danish team about 100 years ago, by Israeli archaeologist Israel Finkelstein in the 1980s, and now by the Associates for Biblical Research. This current excavation is the most rigorous, with modern innovations such as wet sifting, which has allowed the discovery of scarabs and bullae (clay seal impressions) in greater numbers than most other excavations. So once again we talked with dig director Scott Stripling, provost of Bible Seminary in Katy Texas, about the results of the 2019 expedition. We also discovered this video, produced by an Israeli news team about the Shiloh excavation.

tags: Shiloh Tabernacle bullae Ark of the Covenant Scarabs Wet Sifting

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#1425

2014-04-24

The Arabian River

With Farouk El-Baz

On the weblog of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the latest Ask An Archaeologist video features Farouk El-Baz, Director of Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing, explaining how remote sensing, or satellite photography, is used in archaeology. As I watched the video, I was reminded of an interview we did with Farouk El-Baz in 1996, 18 years ago. He talked about using satellite photography to discover a river in the Arabian desert, which he tentatively connected to the Garden of Eden.

tags: Remote Sensing Garden of Eden Arabian Desert

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#628

2013-06-12

That the World May Know

With Ray Vander Laan

Ray Vander Laan has produced the Faith Matters video series, originally knows as That the World May Know. It's a great resource for introducing the Bible in its context and relies heavily on the discoveries of Biblical Archaeology.

tags: Ray Vander Laan video

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