Archaeology and the Gospels with James Strange

Dr. James Strange (Samford University) talks to us about archaeology and the gospels. We discuss:

  • The Shikhin excavation project in Israel
  • Oil lamp production in the first century
  • How archaeologists relate archaeology and the texts of the gospels
  • How an archaeologist may read Matthew 5:14-15, including:
    • “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid” (v. 14)
    • “People do not light a lamp and put it under the bushel basket” (v. 15) 
  • The function, structure, and significance of synagogues

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