Friday, May 13, 2022
Bible & Archaeology (University of Iowa)

The Tower of Bible Podcast welcomes Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Archaeology at Baylor University, to discuss "household archaeology" and the importance of looking at things OTHER than just temples and monumental inscriptions. Objects used in the daily lives of ordinary peoples can tell us a whole lot more about life in ancient Israel than can a few royal buildings and temples, which are by nature designed to project the "official" position and beliefs of the state. What we find in the homes of the ordinary people tells us what's REALLY going on in antiquity.

Don't miss this fascinating conversation with Dr. Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Bible & Archaeology Editor Dr. Robert R. Cargill, Dr. Jordan Smith of the University of Iowa Dept. of Classics, and PhD student Jordan Jones as we delve into the importance of public scholarship, household archaeology, and the archaeology of food in ancient Israel.