Biblical World Episodes

  • Cabul in the days of Solomon – Kyle Keimer with Chris McKinny
    Episode: In this episode Kyle and Chris discuss Kyle’s work on Galilee in the book of Kings, and specifically, the site Cabul mentioned in 1 Kings 9. Kyle discusses fortifications in the Solomonic era, site identification, the historicity of Hiram of Tyre, Guardians of the Galaxy, and much more. Hosts: Kyle and Chris. Give: Help support […]
  • The Amarna Letters – Mary Buck and Chris McKinny
    Episode Summary: Arguably one of the greatest textual discoveries from the Ancient Near East, the Amarna Letters provide an unparalleled window into the period of international relations in the Late Bronze Age. Co-hosts Chris McKinny and Mary Buck discuss the discovery of these texts, and work through a selection of letters that showcase how great […]
  • The Mesha Stele – Mary Buck and Chris McKinny
    Episode Summary: Perhaps one of the most famous texts from the Ancient Near East, the Mesha Stele, also known as the Moabite Stone, provides an important corollary from the Iron Age for the historicity of the Bible. Co-hosts Chris McKinny and Mary Buck discuss the wild discovery of this text in the 1800s, read the […]
  • Navigating Ancient Near Eastern Texts – Mary Buck and Chris McKinny
    Episode: In this inaugural episode of a new series entitled “Texts from the Ancient Near East,” co-hosts Mary Buck and Chris McKinny provide an introduction to the languages and writing in the ancient world. This includes a review of some of the most important languages of the Ancient Near East (e.g., Middle Egyptian, Phoenician, Akkadian, […]
  • An Archaeological Life – Eric Cline
    Episode: In this engaging conversation, Mark and Kyle chat with Eric Cline about his life as an archaeologist and about public archaeology—making scholarship approachable—and why it is important for scholars to engage with the interested public. We draw upon a number of Eric’s recent publications to highlight how this dialogue is possible and how it […]
  • Digging Up Israel’s Past – Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
    Episode: We’re going back to the dirt in this episode with Cynthia Shafer-Elliott. We talk about bee hives, the Daniel diet, Ezekiel bread, gender & archaeology, and why Cynthia is willing to get up at 4am for weeks at a time each summer. This is a republished episode. Guest: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott is Associate Dean and Associate […]
  • Jewish Bible Translations – Leonard Greenspoon with Mary Buck
    Episode: For this episode Mary Buck is joined by Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Dr. Greenspoon discusses his recently published book, “Jewish Bible Translations,” which represents an important contribution to our understanding of translation and transmission history, especially in Jewish communities from ancient to modern times. Host: Mary Buck […]
  • Ancient Israel in the Digital Age – Bob Cargill
     Episode: In this episode Chris and Kyle speak with Robert (Bob) Cargill about digital humanities—what those are and how they are done in the archaeology of ancient Israel and in biblical studies—technology and the potential for cutting edge research, and his recent book on Melchizedek. Along the way, Bob shares stories of travels in […]
  • Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament – Jonathan Greer
     Episode: Jonathan Greer joins the show to talk about a big project he just co-edited on the history, context, archaeology, culture, and world of the Old Testament. Jonathan shares from his own work digging at Tel Dan, a very significant site for understanding the Jerusalem Temple and worship in ancient Israel. They discuss major […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 5) – Peter Feinman
    Episode: This is part 5 in our look at views on the Exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Chris and Kyle speak with Peter Feinman about the Levite-Hyksos view. Peter Feinman is the author of The Exodus: An Egyptian Story.  Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Summary: In this episode, Mark and Chris interview […]
  • Excavating the Borderlands (Tel Burna) – Chris McKinny
    Episode: Chris McKinny sits down with Kyle Keimer to discuss the Tel Burna Archaeological Project, where he’s been digging for over a decade. This important borderland site of biblical Libnah offers some important insights into historical Judah. They discuss the following topics: – The identification of Tel Burna with biblical Libnah – The Canaanite cultic remains […]
  • Excavating Judah in the Time of Philistines – Kyle Keimer
    Episode: In this episode Chris and Kyle discuss the archaeology of Khirbet er-Ra‘i/Arai, a small site in the southern part of Israel that dates from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the early Iron Age IIA (ca. 13th-10th c. BC). This site is proving to be exceptional for this time period and appears […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 4) – James Hoffmeier
    Episode: This is Part 4 of our look at Five Views on the Exodus, this time with James Hoffmeier. Hoffmeier makes the case for a 13th century BC exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Mark and Chris interview James Hoffmeier about the following: – The Egyptian evidence for the Israelite Exodus – “Egyptianisms” in the Pentateuch […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 3) – Gary Rendsburg
    Episode: This is part 3 of our 5 part look at five views on the exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Gary Rendsburg presents the 12th century BC view. Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Guest: Gary A. Rendsburg (Rutgers University) Summary: In this episode, Mark and Chris interview Gary Rendsburg about the […]
  • Architecture of the City of David – Chris McKinny & Mary Buck
    Hosts: Mary Buck (Shepherd’s Seminary) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Summary: In this episode, Mary and Chris discuss the following: – The topography of ancient Jerusalem. – The history of research related to the “Millo” in Jerusalem (Judg 9:6, 20; 2 Sam 5:9; 1 Kgs 9:15, 24; 11:27; 2 Kgs 12:20; 1 Chr 11:8; 2 Chr 32:5). […]

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