Biblical Archaeology Audio Podcast with Jerusalem Jones AKA Dr. Kenneth Hanson.The Land of Israel is not just the “Holy Land.” It’s an archaeological mine field, full of contentious debates and controversies that touch the core of faith and identity, across religious and cultural divides. The Bible itself is at stake, along with the events it describes, from Abraham the patriarch, to Moses, to King David, to the days of the Roman empire and beyond. How much is what we might call “history,” and what does the spade of the archaeologist reveal about the timeless characters who occupy the pages of Holy Writ? Grab your fedora, and get prepared for true adventure!
Digging Up Masada #14
Digging Up Masada #14 Along the western shore of the Dead Sea, amid the vast and unforgiving wilderness of Judea, we find a precipitous plateau, isolated by millions of years of erosion that turned it into an impregnable fortress.
Digging Up Jesus #13
Digging Up Jesus #13 Let’s have a look at some things you might not know about how archaeology weighs in on the historical Jesus, whose real name in Hebrew was Yeshua… Just think. If Indiana Jones could search for the Holy Grail, what do you suppose we can come up with? From Bethlehem to Nazareth to Jerusalem, we’ve got it all covered…
Digging Up Herod #12
Digging Up Herod #12 When we consider the archaeological sites across Israel today, none are more impressive than the remains of ancient structures built by King Herod the Great. With the aid of his Roman allies, Herod conquered the land of Israel, including Jerusalem, and established himself as king in the year 37 B.C.E. Herod has been described as a manic depressive, paranoid schizophrenic, with aggressive tendencies.
Digging Up Qumran (Episode 11)
Digging Up Qumran (Episode 11) During the early 1950s the riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls takes a new turn. Father Roland de Vaux, under the supervision of the Jordanian government, organizes a major excavation of the site of Khirbet Qumran. Dr. Kenneth Hanson, http://drkenhanson.com/
Digging Up the Dead Sea Scrolls (Episode 10)
Digging Up the Dead Sea Scrolls (Episode 10) ) The world changes -- silently and without fanfare -- on a particular summer day in 1947. This is only the beginning of an incredible saga of discovery that will bring to light what may well be the most important archaeological find of the 20th century – the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Kenneth Hanson, http://drkenhanson.com/
Digging Up Beit She'an (Episode 9)
Digging Up Beit She'an (Episode 9) It's time to shine a spotlight on one of the most important sites in all of biblical archaeology. It's the Galilean city of Beit She’an, which had important strategic value across multiple historical epochs. Dr. Kenneth Hanson, http://drkenhanson.com/