#1658

2019-04-30

The Tombs of the Kings May Reopen

With Clyde Billington

The Tomb of the Kings was once thought to be the tomb of the ancient kings David and Solomon. Scholars today are pretty sure that's not the case but they still don't know whose tomb it actually was. Top candidates are Queen Helena of Adiabene, a first century convert to Judaism, or King Herod Agrippa I. The government of France owns the tomb and is currently in discussions with the government of Israel about reopening it after all access was curtailed in 2010. The tomb was not widely accessible in 2008 when our Book & The Spade tour visited it. On this program we also discussed several more archaeology news items from the news digests of the latest issue of our magazine ARTIFAX: the possible opening of the ruins of the Nea Church in Jerusalem, a winepress mosaic in the city of Korazin, and a coin of Herod Agrippa.

tags: Herod Nea Church Tombs of the Kings Helena Adiabene Agrippa I Korazin Chorazin

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#1626

2018-08-23

Carbon 14 Dating + Sepphoris and Tiberias

With Clyde Billington

Reviewing more reports from the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine, we discuss research into the accuracy of Carbon-14 dating, and significant questions that have been raised. We also discuss the discovery of an underground winepress at Sepphoris and a Jewish burial cave from Tiberias, the two cities thata served as the capitals of the Galilee during the time of Jesus. And finally, brief mentions of a report that the government of Israel is going to invest $140 million in archaeology to benefit tourism, and an archaeological fraternity has been formed at George Washington University.

tags: Sepphoris winepress Carbon 14 Tiberias archaeological fraternity

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#1488

2015-07-21

Jezreel 2015, part 2

With Jennie Ebeling

Jezreel, the home of Ahab and Jezebel, has been under excavation for the past three seasons. We talked with dig co-director Jennie Ebeling of the University of Evansville two years ago, as they were getting underway. Now we're back for an update on the environs of Naboth's vineyard and other results from the 2015 excavation

tags: Jezreel Jezebel winepress

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#1487

2015-07-14

Jezreel 2015

With Jennie Ebeling

Jezreel, the home of Ahab and Jezebel, has been under excavation for the past three seasons. We talked with dig co-director Jennie Ebeling of the University of Evansville two years ago, as they were getting underway. Now we're back for an update on the environs of Naboth's vineyard and other results from the 2015 excavation.

tags: Jezreel Jezebel winepress

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#1409

2014-01-01

The Top Ten Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of 2013

With Prof. Clyde Billington

A list of ten discoveries taken from those we’ve discussed on The Book & The Spade radio program and reported in the pages of ARTIFAX magazine over the past year.

tags: Khirbet Qeiyafa Hazor scarab Tel Kabri Jezreel Khirbet el-Maqatir Sphinx wine winepress

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