#14: Interview: 2,600-Year-Old Ornate Ivories Discovered in Jerusalem
This week, host Brent Nagtegaal spoke with Givati dig co-director Dr. Yiftah Shalev about the ivory discovery, as well as other unique biblical-period finds from the excavation.
#13: 'And Rehoboam built ... Lachish'
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal goes to Tel Lachish to talk with excavation director Prof. Yosef Garfinkel about his team’s discoveries at the site from the time of Rehoboam, as well as to preview his new excavations set to begin on June 26, 2022.
#12: 'And Solomon Built Gezer'
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal takes you on a tour of Gezer, highlighting the latest evidence supporting Solomonic-period construction.
#11: Will the Location of the Tabernacle Soon Be Discovered at Tel Shiloh?
The upcoming excavation at Shiloh may reveal the resting place of the biblical tabernacle, says dig director Dr. Scott Stripling.
#10: Hidden Biblical Clues Reveal History’s Greatest Conflicts
History records several major, famous conflicts that took place during the same chronological window as the Hebrew Bible. Yet for various reasons, these battles are not mentioned in the Bible.
Or are they?
#9: Debunked: The Early Philistines Are NOT Proof Against the Bible
Is the biblical description of “Philistines” prior to the 12th century B.C.E.—in fact, over half a millennium earlier—evidence of biblical fable? Many modern scholars believe it is.
On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews Christopher Eames to examine how the textual evidence from the Bible itself answers the question.
#8: Evidence of Israel in Egypt—From the ‘Egypt’ in Israel
Debate over events aside, the detailed, eyewitness-style, Egyptianized language within the Torah points clearly to an Israelite experience in Egypt.
#7: 2,600-Year-Old Wine Jars, Vanilla and the Book of Jeremiah
Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority have just released surprising findings from a chemical analysis of sixth-century B.C.E. wine jars recently discovered in the City of David. It turns out that Jerusalem’s elites enjoyed their wine with a touch of vanilla.
#6: Interview: The Most Important Inscription Ever Discovered in Biblical Archaeology?
On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal talks with Dr. Stripling about the newly discovered Ebal inscription and how it could revolutionize our understanding of when the Bible was written.
#5: A Big Week Ahead in Biblical Archaeology
Later this week, scholars will present their reading of an ancient curse tablet discovered on Mt Ebal.