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Shmunis Family Conversations in the Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel with Israel Finkelstein
26-episode series releasing across 2021
Episode One: Bible and Archaeology, The View from the Center
Episode Two: The Bronze Age, The Land Before Israel
Episode Three: The Crisis Years, The End of the Late Bronze Age
Episode Four: The Rise of Ancient Israel in the Highlands
Episode Five: The First Israel
Episode Six: The Conquest of Canaan
Episode Seven: The Early Philistines
Episode Eight: The Philistines in the Bible
Episode Nine: A United Monarchy?
Episode Ten: King Saul
Episode Eleven: The Earliest David
Episode Twelve: The Later Layers of the David Story
Episode Thirteen: Solomon, King of Globalization
Episode Fourteen: Writing in Ancient Israel
Episode Fifteen: Jerusalem in Biblical Times
Episode Sixteen: The Northern Kingdom, The First 50 Years
Episode Seventeen: The Omrides
Episode Eighteen: Israel in the Days of Jeroboam II
Episode Nineteen: The Patriarchs: The Jacob Cycle
Episode Twenty: The Many Layers of the Exodus Tradition
Episode Twenty-one: Heroic Stories in the Book of Judges
Episode Twenty-two: Kiriath-Jearim and the Ark Narrative
Episode Twenty-three: Late Monarchic Judah
Episode Twenty-four: The Deuteronomistic History and Archaeology
Episode Twenty-five: Persian and Early Hellenistic Jerusalem
Episode Twenty-six: Late Biblical Historiography: Ezra-Nehemiah-Chronicles
Israel Finkelstein is a leading figure in the archaeology and history of Ancient Israel. Over 40 years of work and research, he has helped to change the way archaeology is conducted, the bible is interpreted, and the history of Israel is reconstructed. Matthew J. Adams, Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, sat down with Israel over several sessions to talk about how a lifetime of work has informed the story of Ancient Israel. These conversations became the series Conversations in the Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel with Israel Finkelstein.
This series is made possible with a grant from
The Shmunis Family Foundation
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