#1635

2018-11-13

Jerusalem Inscription/The Scroll vs. The Codex

With Clyde Billington

The cover story of the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine reports on the discovery of an inscription from 100 BC that mentions Jerusalem. The inscription was found at the west end of modern Jerusalem, near the central bus station. It appears 2,000 years ago this was a small pottery village that served the nearby city of Jerusalem and the pilgrims who visited its temple. We also discuss a column by Larry Hurtado in the November/December issue of Biblical Archaeology Review which reports that it were the early Christians who pioneered a new innovation in writing, the codex, which eventually displaced the scroll. The evidence is overwhelming, and fascinating.

tags: Jerusalem Inscription Dodalos potter village scroll codex Christian writers Scripture

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#1398

2013-10-16

Discovering Dalmanutha, part 2

With Prof. Ken Dark

Professor Ken Dark of the University of Reading Research Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies is working on a landscape study of the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, particular the Plain of Ginosar or Genneserat, along the northwest shore. While surveying that landscape in 2012 he discovered the remains of a previously unidentified village. Based on a few biblical clues from the gospels, he’s suggested that the site may be Dalmanutha, the place to which Jesus retired after the feeding of the 4,000.

tags: Galilee Ginosar Magdala Dalmanutha

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#1397

2013-10-09

Discovering Dalmanutha

With Prof. Ken Dark

In the same spirit as the Jezreel Valley Regional Project discussed by Matthew Adams a few weeks ago, Professor Ken Dark of the University of Reading Research Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies is working on a landscape study of the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, particular the Plain of Ginosar or Genneserat, along the northwest shore. While surveying that landscape in 2012 he discovered the remains of a previously unidentified village. Based on a few biblical clues from the gospels, he’s suggested that the site may be Dalmanutha, the place to which Jesus retired after the feeding of the 4,000 in the gospel of Marka (not to be confused with the feeding of the 5,000). .

tags: Ginosar Survey Archaeology Sea of Galilee Genneserat

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#1320

2012-03-09

Khirbet Summeily, a small village of Judah

With Prof. Jeff Blakely

A growing number of sites along the ancient border between Judah and Philistia are in the process of being excavated. One of the newest excavations is at Khirbet Summeily. It started last summer. However, it's connected to one of the oldest excavation sites in Biblical Archaeology, Tel el Hesi, which was first excavated more than 120 years ago. What's the connection? Tune in and find out. You'll also learn what may be the biblical names for Khirbet Summeily and Tel el-Hesi.

tags: Jeff Blakely Khirbet Summeily Tel el-Hesi Judah Philistines Iron Age

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#1105

2007-11-04

Bronze Age Brooke Besor

With Co-host Keith Schoville

Village dug near Gaza sheds light on Philistine agriculture

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