Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1624 Clyde Billington – Who Is This Biblical King?

Likeness of a Biblical King from Abel Beth Maacah.

Likeness of a Biblical King from Abel Beth Maacah.

On the cover of the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine, the photograph of the head off of a small statue that is believed to be a king from the 9th century BC. But is it a king of Israel, Aram, Phoenicia, or somewhere else?

This faience face was excavated in 2017 at Abel Beth Maacah, a border town down through much of history, as it is today, located between Israel and Lebanon. It is now on display at the Israel Museum.

On this program we also discuss more of the news coverage featured in the latest ARTIFAX issue, in particular excavations at the two sites vying to be the biblical Bethsaida, home of three of the Apostles. Excavations continued this summer at et-Tell and El-Araj, the two sites near the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. First century A.D. remains were found at both locations. Excavations will continue again next year in an attempt to solve this biblical mystery.

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