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The Red-Haired Archaeologist

By Amanda Hope Haley

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.
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The Red-Haired ArchaeologistFeb 19, 2021

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Hezekiah's Legacy

Hezekiah's Legacy

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn about one of the Southern Kingdom’s most righteous kings, Hezekiah. Understand what he did to restore right-worship of Israel’s God to his nation, why the mighty Neo-Assyrians didn’t conquer Jerusalem, and how his final actions foreshadowed Jerusalem’s future fall to the Neo-Babylonians.


Episode links:

Tel Beer Sheva National Park: https://en.parks.org.il/reserve-park/tel-beer-sheva-national-park/

Tel Arad National Park: https://en.parks.org.il/reserve-park/tel-arad-national-park/

“An Important Archaeological Discovery: A Gate-Shrine Dating to the First Temple Period was Exposed In Excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Tel Lachish National Park,” Israel Antiquities Authority: https://www.antiquities.org.il/article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4221

Maarten van Heemskerck, “Jonah complaining under the gourd,” print by Philips Galle (1566): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1937-0915-265

Take a virtual tour of Sennacherib’s “Palace without Rival” at https://lachish.org/nineveh/, and then view the wall reliefs on the display at the British Museum at https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries/assyria-nineveh

Asset number 354010001: Gypsum wall panel relief: Sennacherib watches the capture of Lachish. He sits on a throne and watches as prisoners are brought before him and executed. A tent is behind him; there is a chariot in the foreground and bodyguards stationed around. The king's face has been deliberately damaged, perhaps at the fall of Nineveh in 612BC. The relief bears an inscription written in cuneiform script. © The Trustees of the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1856-0909-14_7

“Hezekiah’s Tunnel Reexamined,” Bible History Daily (31 August 2023): https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/hezekiahs-tunnel-reexamined/

“Timeline,” City of David: https://timeline.cityofdavid.org.il/period/iron-age-ii-first-temple-period/#term-39


Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/free

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/


Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv

Nov 23, 202326:57
The Neo-Assyrian Conquerors

The Neo-Assyrian Conquerors

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn about the collapse of the Northern Kingdom to the Neo-Assyrians. Understand why the conquerors are “neo,” where the “lost tribes of Israel” went, and how the Samaritans’ culture developed.


Episode links:

“House of David“ inscribed on a victory stele, (now at the Israel Museum): https://www.imj.org.il/en/collections/371407-0

Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1848-1104-1

“Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat),” UNESCO World Heritage Convention, https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1130/

Timeline of Nimrud Excavations: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/nimrud/index.html

Marcia Biggs, “Reduced to rubble by ISIS, archaeologists see a new day for ancient city of Nimrud,” PBS News Hour (12 April 2017): https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/reduced-rubble-isis-archaeologists-see-new-day-ancient-city-nimrud

Relief of Tiglath-Pileser III from Nimrud’s Central Palace (now at the British Museum): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1856-0909-61

“Sargon II - The Ashur Charter," from the Library of Ashurbanipal (now at the British Museum): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_K-1349


Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/free

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/


Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv

Nov 16, 202325:19
Ahab and Jezebel

Ahab and Jezebel

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn about the Northern Kingdom’s most infamous king and queen: Ahab and Jezebel. Find out where Samaria’s capital city was built, how Phoenician religion and trade affected the nation, and why we think of Jezebel as a seductress instead of a powerful politician.

Episode links:

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Elijah meeting Ahab and Jezebel in Naboth's vineyard," New York Public Library Digital Collections: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5d8f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Jude Flurry, “Samaria Ivories — Proof of the Bible?” Armstrong Institute of Biblical Archaeology: https://armstronginstitute.org/394-samaria-ivories-proof-of-the-bible

John Byam Liston Shaw (1872–1919), “Jezebel,” https://russellcotes.com/collection-piece/jezebel/

The Sidon Excavation: http://www.sidonexcavation.com/sidon-the-city/

“Furniture inlay: Woman at the Window,” IAA 1933-2578, Israel Museum: https://www.imj.org.il/en/collections/365182-0

Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/free

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/

Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv.

Nov 09, 202323:35
North and South

North and South

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn what caused the ancient United Kingdom of Israel to split into the North and the South, why religion impacted that action, where the Northern tribes attempted to worship God, and how Israel’s dead were buried.


Episode links:

“Two Riddles of the Queen of Sheba,” tapestry from Strasbourg, Germany (ca. 1490-1500), Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/465954

J. Gordon Edwards, dir., The Queen of Sheba (1921; Hollywood, CA, Fox Film Corp.), https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/499794/the-queen-of-sheba/#synopsis

Dalia Karpel, “The Little Match Girl,” Haaretz (31 May 2006): https://www.haaretz.com/2006-05-31/ty-article/the-little-match-girl/0000017f-e994-d62c-a1ff-fdff89f50000

Tel Maresha https://en.parks.org.il/reserve-park/bet-guvrin-national-park/

Matti Friedman, “Oded Golan is not guilty of forgery. So is the ‘James ossuary’ for real?” Times of Israel (14 March 2012): https://www.timesofisrael.com/oded-golan-is-not-guilty-of-forgery-so-is-the-james-ossuary-for-real/

Tel Dan https://en.parks.org.il/reserve-park/tel-dan-nature-reserve/

Philippe Bohstrom, “Israelites in Biblical Dan Worshipped Idols – and Yahweh Too, Archaeologists Discover,” Haaretz (31 October 2018): https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2018-10-31/ty-article-magazine/.premium/israelites-in-biblical-dan-worshipped-idols-and-yahweh-too/0000017f-db76-db5a-a57f-db7ebdd20000


Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/free

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/


Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv.

Nov 02, 202322:45
Solomon's Golden Years
Oct 26, 202333:08
King David—Absalom’s Rebellion

King David—Absalom’s Rebellion

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn why David was up on his roof staring at Bathsheba, what made Hebron so important to Israelite leaders, and how lamps were made and used in antiquity.

Episode links:

“Tour” a 4-Room House at Harvard’s Museum of the Ancient Near East: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=sQamX7QGS2v

Matti Friedman, “In an ancient figurine, an ordinary and human scene,” Times of Israel (4 June 2012): https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-an-ancient-figurine-an-ordinary-and-human-scene/

Kochavi, Moshe, et al. “Rediscovered! The Land of Geshur,” Biblical Archaeology Review 18.4 (1992): 30–33, 35–38, 40–44, https://library.biblicalarchaeology.org/article/rediscovered-the-land-of-geshur/

Philippe Bohstrom, “Fortifications Found Show Biblical Kingdom of Geshur More Powerful Than Thought,” Haaretz (20 July 2016): https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2016-07-20/ty-article/biblical-geshur-a-3000-year-old-superpower/0000017f-e65e-dea7-adff-f7ff2cc40000

S2E9: Herod’s Walls: Synagogue and Mosque at Hebron: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/imo0auKBLDb

Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/

Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv.

Oct 19, 202331:17
King David—the Early Years

King David—the Early Years

During this episode of the Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast, learn how "ruddy" David was chosen to be Israel’s second king, why there is confusion about Goliath’s height, what happened in a cave in En Gedi, and where the City of David is located.

Episode links:

Edward Burne-Jones, “David and Goliath” (1872), Vyner Memorial Window, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford: https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral/visiting

DSS 4Q51, Plate 1097, Frag 2: https://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/explore-the-archive/image/B-484181

Gath’s discoveries: https://www.timesofisrael.com/colossal-ancient-structures-found-at-gath-may-explain-origin-of-story-of-goliath/

En Gedi Nature Reserve: https://en.parks.org.il/reserve-park/en-gedi-nature-reserve/

City of David: https://cityofdavid.org.il/en/

Red-Haired Archaeologist® links:

https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaHopeHaley/

https://www.instagram.com/redhairedarchaeologist/

https://amandahopehaley.square.site/

Learn more about my fabulous video editor, Tanya Yaremkiv, by visiting her website at ⁠https://tanyaremkiv.com⁠ and listening to her podcast, Through the Bible podcast with Tanya Yaremkiv. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @tanyaremkiv.

Oct 12, 202329:19
From Judge Samuel to King Saul
Oct 05, 202325:59
Season 4 trailer: Kings of the Iron Age

Season 4 trailer: Kings of the Iron Age

Amanda is coming back with Season 4 of The Red-Haired Archaeologist® Podcast in October! She's titled the season, "Kings of the Iron Age: From Tabernacle to Temples." Watch for a preview of what is to come. Show notes: Lahav Harkov, “Rocking out under the Iron Dome,” Jerusalem Post (12 May 2023), https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/article-742825

Sep 15, 202305:12
What's Next?

What's Next?

Travel: why it's important, why I love it, and a promise to my readers and listeners...

Nov 10, 202206:33
Egypt from Muslim Conquest to Modern Day

Egypt from Muslim Conquest to Modern Day

Egypt's interaction with Israel isn't limited to the biblical and classical periods of history. The two nations have continued to be intertwined in recent history and modern politics. Listen to this last full episode of Season 3 to learn how Egypt transitioned from Christianity to Islam, and how Arab politics continue to impact the State of Israel.


Episode links: To order signed copies of Amanda's books, visit https://amandahopehaley.square.site/


For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com

Nov 03, 202220:13
Christ and Copts in Egypt

Christ and Copts in Egypt

Herod the Great may have pushed Joseph, Mary, and Jesus into exile in Egypt, but tradition says it was Mark the Evangelist who brought Christianity to the nation. Learn how Egypt moved from worshipping gods to worshipping God during the final centuries of the Roman Empire.


Episode links: To order signed copies of Amanda's books, visit https://amandahopehaley.square.site/


For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com

Oct 27, 202220:26
Egypt "Between the Testaments"

Egypt "Between the Testaments"

The entrance of Alexander the Great into Egypt was not the "liberation" the native Egyptians expected. The conqueror and his successors, the Ptolemies, Hellenized Egypt's culture, people, and government.


Episode links: For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com

Oct 20, 202219:16
Egypt vs. the Empires
Oct 13, 202221:39
Egypt Faces a United Israel
Sep 22, 202223:17
The So-Called Sea Peoples
Sep 15, 202215:02
Examining the Exodus

Examining the Exodus

In this episode, we’ll consider the events of the Exodus: When might Moses fit in Egyptian history? What may (or may not!) have "caused" the plagues? And why do charlatans keep claiming to find Pharaoh’s army at the bottom of the Red Sea?


Episode links: 

Learn about the Red Sea / Reed Sea at https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/the-red-sea-of-reeds/

The episode image comes from the wreckage of the Ulysses: https://www.redsea-diving.com/the-ulysses/


For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com


Sep 08, 202228:34
S3E6 Trailer

S3E6 Trailer

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Join me next week to hear all about the Exodus, and sign up NOW to get this month's freemium: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6272d642ec93244248595d95

Sep 01, 202200:56
The Egyptian Monotheist

The Egyptian Monotheist

Learn about the reign of Akhenaten, the monotheistic pharaoh, and how his unusual life changed Egyptian society.


Episode links: https://daw.philhist.unibas.ch/de/news/details/nachruf-prof-erik-hornung/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-used-facial-reconstruction-technology-reveal-king-tuts-fathers-face-180977349/ https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/44/4/2 


For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com

Aug 25, 202220:45
Joseph and the Hyksos

Joseph and the Hyksos

During the Second Intermediate Period, Egypt was ruled by foreign "shepherd kings" who were not beloved by the Egyptian people. Could the Hyksos have been the descendants of Jacob?


Episode links: https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/speaking

For help making your podcast sounds as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com

Aug 18, 202219:46
Abram and Mizraim

Abram and Mizraim

Encounter "Egypt" in its first two instances in the Bible--as a person and as a country. You'll learn about some of the challenges translators face when working with Scripture, think about Abram's strange interaction with an unnamed pharaoh, and consider when the events of Genesis 12 may have occurred.


Episode links: https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/speaking/ 

Aug 11, 202220:30
Egypt's LONG History...in a short 24 minutes!

Egypt's LONG History...in a short 24 minutes!

Egypt was first founded in 3100 BCE when Narmer united the Red Land with the White Land. For the next 3000 years, it grew into a wealthy empire whose culture impacted the nations around it and inspired some great films! Enjoy this short primer on Egyptian history!

Aug 04, 202224:02
Why "Dig" into Egypt?

Why "Dig" into Egypt?

Get caught up with Amanda Hope Haley, and learn what is ahead for The Red-Haired Archaeologist Podcast! In season 3, we will be discovering one of Israel's closest neighbors and biggest rivals, Egypt, and exploring the places where Egyptology and biblical archaeology intersect.

Episode links: https://redhairedarchaeologist.com/tours/

Jul 28, 202215:18
Season 3 Trailer: Digging Egypt

Season 3 Trailer: Digging Egypt

This season, we will be learning about all the ways the lands of Israel and Egypt have intersected in ancient history, archaeology, and Scripture. New episodes will launch on Thursdays beginning July 28 wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.

May 12, 202200:54
Herod's Walls: The Temple Mount

Herod's Walls: The Temple Mount

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

Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/37/2/7 ; https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/temple-at-jerusalem/the-temple-mount-in-the-herodian-period/

May 07, 202119:10
Jesus’ Three(!) Tombs

Jesus’ Three(!) Tombs

Christians know that Jesus resurrected, but where did His body rest for the 3 days following His crucifixion? Listen and learn about 3 possible locations of that most-famous empty tomb.
Apr 30, 202129:51
Herod’s Walls: The Synagogue and Mosque at Hebron

Herod’s Walls: The Synagogue and Mosque at Hebron

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.

Apr 23, 202131:11
Nazareth: A Tale of Three Cities
Apr 16, 202124:10
The Miracle of Wine in Galilee
Apr 09, 202126:28
The Real Magdala

The Real Magdala

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 city that was her home.

Episode links: https://www.magdala.org/

Mar 26, 202119:13
The “New” Dead Sea Scrolls

The “New” Dead Sea Scrolls

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 so-called Cave of Horror.

Episode links: https://www.timesofisrael.com/bible-scroll-fragments-among-dazzling-artifacts-found-in-dead-sea-cave-of-horror/

Mar 19, 202116:44
Dead Sea Scrolls (and the Monks who Made Them)

Dead Sea Scrolls (and the Monks who Made Them)

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


Episode links: https://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/learn-about-the-scrolls/introduction

https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/44/2/3

Mar 12, 202128:26
Herod's Walls: Masada

Herod's Walls: Masada

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.

Episode links: https://www.parks.org.il/en/reserve-park/masada-national-park/

Mar 06, 202128:25
Tel Maresha and Bet Guvrin

Tel Maresha and Bet Guvrin

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.

Feb 27, 202121:04
Catching up with the Red-Haired Archaeologist

Catching up with the Red-Haired Archaeologist

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.

Feb 19, 202131:36
Tombs and the Afterlife

Tombs and the Afterlife

Israelite burials were functionally and symbolically different from modern practices.

Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/12/2/1

https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/28/6/1

May 24, 201920:17
Life along the Wall

Life along the Wall

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 she lived?

Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/39/5/5

May 17, 201926:52
Gates that Never Swing

Gates that Never Swing

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 important city activities happened every day.

Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/14/2/3

https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/9/4/2

May 10, 201915:43
Touring Solomon's Temple

Touring Solomon's Temple

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

Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/26/3/1

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/special-report-current-status-tell-ain-dara-temple/

May 03, 201914:04
Where in the World Is David?

Where in the World Is David?

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

Episode links: https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/the-tel-dan-inscription-the-first-historical-evidence-of-the-king-david-bible-story/

Apr 26, 201922:03
The "Golden" Calf

The "Golden" Calf

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 out how this traditional Easter film got most of the details wrong.


Episode links: https://www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/17/2/4

Apr 19, 201926:20
Introducing the Red-Haired Archaeologist

Introducing the Red-Haired Archaeologist

Meet author and archaeologist, Amanda Hope Haley!

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

Apr 12, 201917:52