Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1143 – A Jewish Mausoleum in Jordan and Jewish Temples in Egypt


This week’s program looks at some archaeology related to the time between the destruction of the first Jewish Temple and the time of Jesus. The first part of the program discusses a Tobaid mausoleum just east of Amman. Tobiah figured prominently in the story of Nehemiah, although this structure was built by one of his descendants. The second part of the program discusses two Jewish temples that were built in Egypt, one in northern Egypt and one on the Elephantine island at the first cataract of the upper Nile River.

Tour Note: The website with reports of our 2008 Book & the Spade Tour, written by tour members, is finally online.

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