Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1295 The Archaeology of Libya

Gate of Septimus Severus - Leptis Magna

Gate of Septimus Severus - Leptis Magna

Did you know that Moammar Gaddafi’s home town is mentioned in the Bible? And that the Apostle Mark probably lived in the Libyan city of Cyrene? And that some of the most beautiful Roman ruins in the world are found at the Libyan site of Leptis Magna?

Yes, there is a Biblical Archaeology connection to what’s been happening in Libya this year but it takes a little digging to get it out. That’s what this week’s program is all about.

I’m joined by my co-host, professor Keith Schoville as we discuss some of these Libyan connections.

UPDATE: Here’s an article focusing on damage assessment to Libya’s antiquity sites from the recent fighting.

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