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The Red-Haired Archaeologist

19 EpisodesProduced by Amanda Hope HaleyWebsite

Join Amanda Hope Haley--Harvard-trained biblical archaeologist, whimsical storyteller, and sunscreen advocate--as she explores the archaeology of Israel and Egypt and learns how ancient objects and history impact our understandings of Scripture and each other.

19 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Season 3 Trailer: Digging Egypt

May 12th, 2022

0:54

This season, we will be learning about all the ways the lands of Israel and Egypt have intersected in ancient history, archaeology, and Scripture. …

Herod's Walls: The Temple Mount

May 7th, 2021

19:10

In the final episode of season 2, learn about the violent history and politically charged present of the Jews’ most important artifact.

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Jesus’ Three(!) Tombs

April 30th, 2021

29:50

Christians know that Jesus resurrected, but where did His body rest for the 3 days following His crucifixion? Listen and learn about 3 possible …

Herod’s Walls: The Synagogue and Mosque at Hebron

April 23rd, 2021

31:10

In ancient Hebron, Abraham bought the first bit of the Promised Land, David unified Israel’s tribes into a nation, and Herod built a structure that now straddles the border between Israel and Palestine.

Nazareth: A Tale of Three Cities

April 16th, 2021

24:10

Nazareth doesn’t get a lot of ink in the Bible, but it has a long history. It was a 1st-century Jewish “puritan” city, has attracted Christian pilgrims since 360, and is the largest Muslim city inside Israel today.

The Miracle of Wine in Galilee

April 9th, 2021

26:27

Wine was discovered almost 8,000 years ago in Turkey and has been cultivated in and around Israel ever since. Learn how it was used in ancient …

The Real Magdala

March 26th, 2021

19:12

Peel away the false salacious reputation you may have been told about Mary of Magdala, and learn about the real 1st-century prosperous and devout …

The “New” Dead Sea Scrolls

March 19th, 2021

16:43

This bonus episode will tell you all you want to know about the newly revealed scroll fragments, mummified child, and Neolithic basket from Qumran’s …

Dead Sea Scrolls (and the Monks who Made Them)

March 12th, 2021

28:26

Written by rebels, ransomed by thieves, and hoarded by scholars. Hear the stories of the creation, discovery, and publication of the famous Dead Sea …

Herod's Walls: Masada

March 6th, 2021

28:25

Explore Masada, the winter palace of Herod the Great, king of Judaea in the 1st century BCE. Learn the background of his biographer, Josephus--who was more Roman propagandist than Jewish sentimentalist.

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Tel Maresha and Bet Guvrin

February 27th, 2021

21:04

The ancient cities of Maresha and Bet Guvrin hosted civilizations from 700 BCE through the Islamic period, making thorough use of a system of  500+ hand-dug caves.

Catching up with the Red-Haired Archaeologist

February 19th, 2021

31:36

Listen to what Amanda has been up to since Season 1 ended. You'll hear some fun stories from her time digging and traveling in Israel, learn a little about her next book, and get a preview of what is to come in Season 2.

Tombs and the Afterlife

May 24th, 2019

20:16

Israelite burials were functionally and symbolically different from modern practices.

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Life along the Wall

May 17th, 2019

26:51

Scripture says that Rahab lived "on" or "in" Jericho's city wall. What does that mean, and what can we learn about her from the "neighborhood" where …

Gates that Never Swing

May 10th, 2019

15:43

Ancient gates weren't just hinged pickets as we may imagine when we read Scripture today. They were buildings unto themselves, where some of the most …

Touring Solomon's Temple

May 3rd, 2019

14:04

Learn how some temples built in other regions of the Levant can help us understand the Bible's descriptions of Solomon's temple.

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Where in the World Is David?

April 26th, 2019

22:03

For decades, many archaeologists doubted the historical existence of David and Solomon. Listen and learn what evidence proves them wrong!

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The "Golden" Calf

April 19th, 2019

26:19

When you read about the golden calf the Israelites made in Exodus, do you envision Cecil B. DeMille's glossy statue from The Ten Commandments? Find …

Introducing the Red-Haired Archaeologist

April 12th, 2019

17:52

Meet author and archaeologist, Amanda Hope Haley!

Episode links: http://www.telshimronexcavations.com/

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