ONE OF the most important finds in the history of biblical archaeology is threatened. The Israeli government recently stopped a construction project that would have built a Palestinian village on top of the ruins of Joshua’s altar. At least, the project is stopped for now—there is no guarantee that the
IT’S TRUE—if you want to do archaeology in Israel, you go into the field with a shovel in one hand and a Bible in the other. Dr. Mike Freikman (https://huji.academia.edu/MikeFreikman) of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem joins us this week to discuss his current excavation at Tell Beit Mirsim. The site,
A PIECE of broken pottery connects the Israelites to the destruction of a city immediately after Joshua’s “long day.” Dr. Douglas Petrovich, joins us to discuss his new paper on the Lachish Milk Bowl Ostracon, a potsherd with writing he describes as a “proto-consonantal alphabetic script”–Hebrew, the world’s oldest alphabet.