1107 – Tour Highlights (1992)
On this program Professor Schoville and I revisit one of the most exciting moments of our Book & the Spade tours, our 1992 visit to Tel Dan with Avraham Biran, one of Israel’s most distinguished archaeologists. We ended up sitting at the city gate as Professor Biran explained the importance of the city gate in the history of ancient Biblical cities.
Professor Schoville worked with Biran at Dan for a several years. Through Biran we have a direct connection to some of the most distinguished names in Biblical Archaeology, such as William F. Albright, Nelson Glueck and even Sir William Flinders Petrie. He was a student of Albright, worked with Glueck and knew Petrie.