Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1164 – Timothy Harrison on Madeba


In the floor of St. George’s Church in Madeba, Jordan, is one of the oldest maps of the Middle East. The sixth century Madeba map is referenced from time to time, in part because it’s one of the most accurate ancient depictions of Jerusalem. Occasionally we also mention some of the other beautiful mosaics in Madeba (it’s known as the City of Mosaics).

Seldom do we mention the archaeology of Madeba. But now excavations are underway and Timothy Harrison brings us up to date on what archaeologists are starting to find at this ancient, Biblical city, mentioned in Numbers 21:30 and Joshua 13:9.

This is the last of three programs with Timothy Harrison, a professor at the University of Toronto, and the president of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

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