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Biblical Archaeology Audio Podcast with Dr. Kenneth Hanson

Sep 1, 2020

Digging Up David (Episode 6) Israel's first great king, whose praises are chanted in the streets of the holy city even to this day, is also the focus of another conflict, this one between competing scholarly camps in the ever changing field of biblical archaeology. As we look for evidence of King David, we need to take a look at “underground Jerusalem,” where the only light is artificial, but the controversies (both scholarly and political) are all too real. That’s because Jerusalem is today as it has always been, a focal point of geopolitics. From the days in which David first conquered it, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice. Ironically, we’d be hard-pressed to find any place on earth more prone to violence and bloodshed than this “City of Peace.” The fact that that subterranean archaeology is on the front line in today's conflict is but a new wrinkle in the ongoing battle for David...Dr. Kenneth Hanson,