Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1570 Clyde Billington – Dead Sea Scroll Fragments and Hippos Theater

An evening visit to Hippos/Sussita

An evening visit to Hippos/Sussita

There are a number of unpublished Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the possession of U.S. institutions. We discuss the significance and meaning of this situation, and whether they will be published soon. This story is one of the news digest items from the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine.

The discovery of a large theater, apparently used for cultic worship, at the decapolis city of Hippos/Sussita is another news development reported in ARTIFAX. We discuss these stories and others from the latest issue.


2 responses

  1. I always enjoy hearing about new findings related to the DSS, so thanks to you & Dr. Billington for this latest broadcast. On my LMLK blog, I recently posted a review of a new PEQ article indicating that the first DSS ever found was probably back in 1883, & likely discarded due to a flimsy belief it was fake, still being perpetuated by promiinent scholars like Dr. Chris Rollston. I’d encourage you to interview the PEQ author, Shlomo Guil about his research, as it may be of interest to your radio audience. Would be extra-special if you could also talk to Dr. Rollston about it!

    May 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm

  2. George, appreciate the feedback and great suggestion. I will look into it.

    May 28, 2017 at 8:14 pm

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