Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Interview with Eilat Mazar

ARCHAEOLOGY: OPHEL EXCAVATION DIRECTOR DISCUSSES BIBLICAL DISCOVERIES, TEMPLE MOUNT. “The Ophel was built by King Solomon in the 10th century, and it was the biblical equivalent of an acropolis in Jerusalem where royalty ruled from” (Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post).
Days after announcing the discovery of what may be a seal impression from Prophet Isaiah unearthed at the foot of the Temple Mount, the archeologist in charge of the Ophel excavations discussed her find, as well as the politics that surround her field in Jerusalem.

Dr. Eilat Mazar, a senior researcher from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s department of archeology, has been involved in the Ophel excavations since 1981, where she initially worked under the supervision of her grandfather, former Hebrew University president Dr. Benjamin Mazar.

Past posts on the bulla of (possibly the prophet) Isaiah are here and links. For earlier posts on discoveries at the Ophel excavation, see the links here.

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