Thursday, July 23, 2020

Interview with Nazareth excavator

PODCAST INTERVIEW: LISTEN: What do we know about Nazareth in Jesus’ time? An archaeologist explains. From tax evasion to hidey-holes, IAA excavation director Yardenna Alexandre discusses Jewish life in the small village where Jesus grew up (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).
Alexandre published a new excavation report on Nazareth in the current issue of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s ‘Atiqot journal that describes its early settlement history and findings from her excavations and those of other researchers. What is arguably of most interest in the report is what was discovered in very bedrock of the village.
Another salvage-archaeology success story. If you don't have time to listen to the whole podcast, the accompanying article gives the highlights.

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