Travel Israel—past and present—learning about its people and its God with Harvard-trained biblical archaeologist, whimsical storyteller, and sunscreen advocate, Amanda Hope Haley.
Herod's Walls: Masada
Explore Masada, the winter palace of Herod the Great, king of Judaea in the 1st century BCE. Learn the background of his biographer, Josephus--who was more Roman propagandist than Jewish sentimentalist.
Episode links: https://www.parks.org.il/en/reserve-park/masada-national-park/
Tel Maresha and Bet Guvrin
The ancient cities of Maresha and Bet Guvrin hosted civilizations from 700 BCE through the Islamic period, making thorough use of a system of 500+ hand-dug caves.
Catching up with the Red-Haired Archaeologist
Listen to what Amanda has been up to since Season 1 ended. You'll hear some fun stories from her time digging and traveling in Israel, learn a little about her next book, and get a preview of what is to come in Season 2.
Tombs and the Afterlife
Israelite burials were functionally and symbolically different from modern practices.
Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/12/2/1
Life along the Wall
Scripture says that Rahab lived "on" or "in" Jericho's city wall. What does that mean, and what can we learn about her from the "neighborhood" where she lived?
Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/39/5/5
Gates that Never Swing
Ancient gates weren't just hinged pickets as we may imagine when we read Scripture today. They were buildings unto themselves, where some of the most important city activities happened every day.
Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/14/2/3
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Great and interesting listen
I found this podcast a few weeks ago and I love it! Biblical history is an interest of mine, and I appreciate the way history and archaeological info is shared in an easy to understand and fun format.