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The Red-Haired Archaeologist

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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Travel: why it's important, why I love it, and a promise to my readers and listeners...
06:33
November 10, 2022
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
20:13
November 03, 2022
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
20:26
October 27, 2022
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
19:16
October 20, 2022
Egypt vs. the Empires
Egypt vs. the Empires
In today's episode, Egypt encounters the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian empires--with Israel always in the middle. Episode links: For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com
21:39
October 13, 2022
Egypt Faces a United Israel
Egypt Faces a United Israel
During the Third Intermediate Period, when Egypt's imperial power was waning, Israel’s tribes were unifying under kings Saul, David, and Solomon. Although Egypt doesn’t mention Israel in its records from this time period, Israel mentions Egypt and some pharaohs several times. Episode links: Archaeology of Gezer: https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2016-08-31/ty-article/king-solomon-era-palace-found-in-biblical-gezer/ For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com
23:17
September 22, 2022
The So-Called Sea Peoples
The So-Called Sea Peoples
The writings and images on Egypt's Medinet Habu are about a group of marauding invaders whom scholars have called the “Sea Peoples” since the end of the 19th century. These were 9 distinct groups of people from the western and eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean, and maybe even Cyprus. They were fierce warriors who were responsible for bringing the Late Bronze Age to an end around 1200 BCE. One of those groups, the Philistines, made history in the Bible as well. Episode links: Ashkelon DNA Project: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31281897/ Gath's Colossal Structures: https://www.timesofisrael.com/colossal-ancient-structures-found-at-gath-may-explain-origin-of-story-of-goliath/ For help making your podcast sound as good as this one, contact Nicholas Allaire at nicholasjallaire@gmail.com
15:02
September 15, 2022
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
28:34
September 08, 2022
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
00:56
September 01, 2022
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
20:45
August 25, 2022
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
19:46
August 18, 2022
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/ 
20:30
August 11, 2022
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!
24:02
August 04, 2022
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/
15:18
July 28, 2022
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.
00:54
May 12, 2022
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/
19:10
May 07, 2021
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.
29:51
April 30, 2021
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.
31:11
April 23, 2021
Nazareth: A Tale of Three Cities
Nazareth: A Tale of Three Cities
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. Episode links: https://madainproject.com/sisters_of_nazareth_archaeological_site; https://www.nazarethvillage.com/about/research-and-archaeology/; https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/has-the-childhood-home-of-jesus-been-found/
24:10
April 16, 2021
The Miracle of Wine in Galilee
The Miracle of Wine in Galilee
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 society and how it relates to biblical narratives. Episode links: https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/digs-2015/excavating-the-ancient-near-easts-oldest-wine-cellar-the-results-of-the-2015-season-at-tel-kabri/
26:28
April 09, 2021
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/
19:13
March 26, 2021
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/
16:44
March 19, 2021
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
28:26
March 12, 2021
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/
28:25
March 06, 2021
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.
21:04
February 27, 2021
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.
31:36
February 19, 2021
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
20:17
May 24, 2019
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
26:52
May 17, 2019
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
15:43
May 10, 2019
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/
14:04
May 03, 2019
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/
22:03
April 26, 2019
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
26:20
April 19, 2019
Introducing the Red-Haired Archaeologist
Introducing the Red-Haired Archaeologist
Meet author and archaeologist, Amanda Hope Haley! Episode links: http://www.telshimronexcavations.com/
17:52
April 12, 2019