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Troweling Down

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Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Gary Byers discuss Biblical Archaeology for the 21st Century. We have much to talk about on this channel including, 'Why archaeology is an important part of Bible study,' 'How Archaeology demonstrates the Bible’s historical accuracy and authenticity,' and 'Is Tall el-Hammam biblical Sodom?'
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A BIT OF IRON AGE FROM THE TELL
A BIT OF IRON AGE FROM THE TELL
Tall El-Hammam is back in action after missing two years of digging!  Gary Byers and Carroll Kobs give an overview of some of the Iron Age buildings on the Acropolis.   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook​​  Twitter  Instagram
15:19
February 02, 2023
I've Been Slimed!
I've Been Slimed!
No, it isn't a line from a movie, but a quote that might have been said by one of the men from the armies of Sodom and Gomorrah.   The King James Bible translation of Genesis 14:10 is, "And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits, and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there;".  Other translations use "asphalt" or "tar pits" for the translation of the Hebrew word חֵמָר (hemar).  Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss the proper translation of this word, and how it relates to the true topography of the Dead Sea Valley and to the story of Chedorlaomer's attack on the cities of the Valley of Siddim.    Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook Twitter Instagram
23:18
January 06, 2023
Somewhere in Time... Part 2
Somewhere in Time... Part 2
Ancient number systems and ancient concepts of time are a challenge to accurately place some of the events in the Old Testament.  Our modern concept of recording dates is very accurate, but ancient people were not nearly as concerned as we are.  Honorific ages were used in telling the stories and exploits of important individuals, and number systems were not always base ten. Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss the ages of the Patriarchs and how this relates to when Abraham lived, and thus when Sodom would have been destroyed.  They give special credit to a new book on the subject of the age of Abraham.  It is titled,  How Old Was Father Abraham?   by Dr. Craig Olson.   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer  Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile​ Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media Facebook ​​Twitter Instagram
17:02
December 02, 2022
Somewhere in Time...Part 1
Somewhere in Time...Part 1
Dating the time of Abraham has become a controversial issue among Bible believers. The stories in the Bible happened, but dating, when they happened, has been based on a modern interpretation of the ancient peoples' ways of using numbers and speaking about time. Dating the destruction of Sodom is important because it pins Abraham to a specific point in time, from which a lot of events in the Bible can be correctly placed in history.  Dr. Collins talks about the date of the airburst impact that destroyed Tall el-Hammam, the dating of the pottery from the site, and he begins a two-part explanation of how ancient people used a very different way of keeping track of time. Become a dig volunteer for Season 16   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook  ​​Twitter  Instagram 
18:57
November 04, 2022
CSI Sodom
CSI Sodom
In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers talk about the people of Sodom... and their bones.  The "Necro-scape" at Tall el-Hammam is very large.  There were many towns and villages that surrounded Sodom.  Life was hard, so death was very much part of everyday life.    When we find the physical remains of people, determining how they died can help us understand the history and culture of the civilization.    Burials can give us insight into their rituals.  Bones found in strange contexts can give us insight into what happened to Tall el-Hammam!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer  Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner:  https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners#5af8008e-e6c5-4937-9307-253c30daf073   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:  https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
20:33
October 07, 2022
Pottery Puzzles Are Exciting!
Pottery Puzzles Are Exciting!
Pottery sherds are the original 3D puzzles!  When pottery vessels get smashed, sometimes enough pieces can be found that can be put together to give a good idea of what the whole vessel looked like.  In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers show some examples restored at the Archaeological Research Center of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project.   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16:    Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner:   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:     Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: ​​ Twitter:  Instagram: 
16:25
September 02, 2022
O'er the Ramparts Lot watched!
O'er the Ramparts Lot watched!
Ramparts aren't only from The Star-Spangled Banner. They are an important part of ancient fortifications, as well as modern ones. Gateways, too. Genesis 19:1 says that Lot was "sitting in the gateway" of Sodom. In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers talk about the fortifications of Sodom. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16 Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media Facebook ​​Twitter Instagram 
17:38
August 05, 2022
The Flying Casserole!
The Flying Casserole!
Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss some of their favorite dishes!  Not food, but what it is cooked in -- Casseroles!  In particular, they discuss one dubbed "The Flying Casserole".   This one has a very interesting story that reinforces the destruction theory of Tall el-Hammam. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16 Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram
19:04
July 01, 2022
All of the King's Horses, All of the King's Men...
All of the King's Horses, All of the King's Men...
Like 3D puzzles?  How about having to hunt for all of the pieces?   We have a very interesting one to show you.  It's another pottery vessel from the Palace Area.  How it came to be so scattered about and burned is puzzling, but  Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers offer a very compelling theory! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16 Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:  https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram
19:01
June 03, 2022
Pottery Forensics!
Pottery Forensics!
What wonderful stories pottery has to tell!  Not only can pottery give us a date for a civilization, it can also be used to give a better understanding of how a civilization lived.  Most of the time it paints a picture of everyday life, how they cooked their meals, what products they stored,  sometimes even what rituals a civilization performed.   In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss how a pot can even give clues as to how a civilization was destroyed! You can learn a lot from a pot!   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner     Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile    Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook  ​​Twitter  Instagram 
17:07
May 06, 2022
Salted Pottery!
Salted Pottery!
No, it's not an actual pottery style.  In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers show examples of pottery found at Tall el-Hammam that have been encrusted with salt.  The Dead Sea is well known for its salt and mineral content, but how did the salt get all the way up the valley to Tall el-Hammam?  Enjoy the discussion in this episode! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer  Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook Twitter Instagram 
20:04
April 01, 2022
Pottery, Pottery Everywhere!
Pottery, Pottery Everywhere!
Pottery is the timepiece of a site.  Pottery forms help date when a civilization existed.  In this episode, we look at some of the analyses being performed on the pottery from the "Palace Complex" at Tall el-Hammam.   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner:  https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle...   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:  https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
18:50
March 04, 2022
Evidence Supporting An Airburst Event Part 2
Evidence Supporting An Airburst Event Part 2
A continued discussion about a cosmic event that wiped out the cities of the plain in the Middle Bronze Age. The evidence suggests an airburst event occurred. Dr. Byers and Dr. Collins continue to discuss in Part 2, the evidence that 22 researchers & scientists unaffiliated with the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project have provided. Published in Nature Scientific Reports, this paper is making an impact in the scientific community. This paper can be found here   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16 Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram 
18:30
February 06, 2022
Evidence Supporting An Airburst Event Part 1
Evidence Supporting An Airburst Event Part 1
A cosmic event wiped out the cities of the plain in the Middle Bronze Age. The evidence suggests an airburst event occurred. Dr. Byers and Dr. Collins continue to discuss the evidence that 22 researchers & scientists unaffiliated with the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project have provided. Published in Nature Scientific Reports, this paper is making an impact in the scientific community.   This paper can be found at:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97778-3   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
15:51
January 07, 2022
The Airburst is Official!
The Airburst is Official!
Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss the recently published paper in Nature Scientific Reports, on the airburst that destroyed Tall el-Hammam in the Middle Bronze Age. This paper was the collaboration of 22 researchers in various fields, lead by our own Dr. Phil Silvia. Learn what impact this paper is making!  This paper can be found at:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97778-3   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
21:30
December 03, 2021
Lots of Rocks!
Lots of Rocks!
The site of Tall el-Hammam has hundreds of thousands of stones that did not move up the hill by themselves.  Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss what the ancient people built with all of these big rocks.  What a lot of work! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​ Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
14:58
November 05, 2021
Location, Location, Location Part 3
Location, Location, Location Part 3
Some people say, "You can't have it all!"  But we do! The location of Tall el-Hammam put it right along one of the major trade routes in the Holy Land.  Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers finish their discussion on how the location of Tall el-Hammam put it smack dab in the geographic background of many of the events in the Bible. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer  Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
15:04
October 01, 2021
Location, Location, Location Part 2
Location, Location, Location Part 2
Having the right real estate is important for the survival of a civilization. The site of Tall el-Hammam was built upon by various cultures all throughout history.  After the destruction of the Middle Bronze civilization, it was never rebuilt as a major city, but the excavation shows it was occupied again with buildings, even into the time of Jesus.  In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers speculate about its use during the time of Moses and Joshua. Did the Israelites camp on the destroyed site of the city of Sodom? Did God possibly redeem that land he cursed by allowing His Holy Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle to reside on the very spot of evil He so violently judged? Find out what our archaeologists think! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-vol...  Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​   Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
15:45
September 03, 2021
Location, Location, Location Part 1
Location, Location, Location Part 1
Just as today, ancient people understood the importance of location when deciding where to camp or put a city. The Plain of the Jordan Valley has always been one of the most important crossroads in the entire Holy Land. Everybody from Abraham to Jesus journeyed across the Kikkar (Plain of the Jordan). In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers talk about the possibility of Moses and Joshua camping the Israelites at Tall el-Hammam, in this first part of a series on Tall el-Hammam's importance as a location for thousands of years and in many events throughout the Bible. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16 (deadline to register is August 15, 2021): https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
16:31
August 06, 2021
Weapons of the Ancient Near East
Weapons of the Ancient Near East
Fighting with Sickle Swords and Duck-Billed Axes...Really? Sounds like a cartoon. Archaeologists may have strange names for ancient weapons, but they would still hurt...a lot!  Dr. C and Dr. B. show off some of the ancient weapons in the collection at the Trinity Southwest Museum of Archaeology and Biblical History. Stick around! You'll get the point! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer   Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
22:12
July 02, 2021
Infant Sacrifice in Antiquity, Really?
Infant Sacrifice in Antiquity, Really?
Infant sacrifice was a prevalent ritual in antiquity. An infant burial was excavated at Tall el-Hammam. In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers spend the afternoon at the TSU Museum of Archaeology, pointing out various artifacts and discussing infant sacrifice. If you visit our YouTube channel, you can see what they are discussing in this episode of Troweling Down, Biblical Archaeology for the 21st Century. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!  YouTube Troweling Down: Biblical Archaeology for the 21st Century: https://www.youtube.com/c/TrowelingDown Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​ Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
17:13
June 04, 2021
Dolmen! What is a Dolmen?
Dolmen! What is a Dolmen?
Aren't Dolmens those lettuce wrap-looking things at a Middle Eastern Restaurant?  Nope!  A Dolmen is a megalithic monument that ancient people erected out of huge stones.  They are found from England to Japan, and everywhere in between.  In this episode, we'll talk about the Dolmens found at Tall el-Hammam. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!  Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://tallelhammam.com/be-a-dig-volunteer ​​Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners ​Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​​ Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology Episode
19:58
May 07, 2021
Copper Mining in the Ancient Near East
Copper Mining in the Ancient Near East
Have you ever heard of "King Solomon's Mines"?  Well, we know where they probably were.  Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss copper mining and smelting in Jordan at the time of Abraham and Sodom.   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!     Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020​    Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile​     Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/​    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU​    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
18:22
April 02, 2021
Carbon Dating
Carbon Dating
Pottery Forms can show you what time period you are in, but this can cover hundreds of years of time. Radiocarbon Dating can narrow down the time frame. Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss the use of carbonized barley and flax discovered in the destruction matrix at Tall el-Hammam. Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020 Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle... Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
16:35
March 05, 2021
An Interview with Eric Metaxas
An Interview with Eric Metaxas
In this episode, Dr. Steve Collins and New York Times Best Selling Author, Eric Metaxas discuss why the work at Tall el-Hammam is important to archaeology. This clip comes from our Dig Deep 2021 TeHEP Livestream Fundraiser, January 23, 2021.  To watch the entire episode visit www.TeHEP.com   Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020    Support our Dig by becoming  an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners    Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile     Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
17:21
February 05, 2021
Cooking Pots in the Middle Bronze Age
Cooking Pots in the Middle Bronze Age
Mmm!  What's cooking?  Smells good!   We can't think about a culture without thinking about its food.  Every region on the globe is famous for distinct and tasty eats. Let's learn about cooking in the Middle Bronze Age by looking at some cookware from Tall-el Hammam. Find the recipes for Tah'u stew and desserts in The Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands.  Order it from your favorite bookseller.   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!  Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020    Support our Dig by becoming  an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners    Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile     Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
15:08
January 01, 2021
Historical Synchronisms and Anachronisms Part II
Historical Synchronisms and Anachronisms Part II
In this episode Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers continue the discussion on the importance of synchronisms and anachronisms. These connections archaeologically demonstrate how the Bible fits into specific periods including Moses and the Exodus, the collapse of the Egyptian 18th Dynasty, and Joseph being sold into slavery.  Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!     Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020 Become an Inner Circle Partner: https://bit.ly/2ZmCjqu Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile Join our TeHEP email update list at DigSodom.com Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
15:08
December 04, 2020
Historical Synchronisms and Anachronisms? What Are They and What do They Have to do with Moses?
Historical Synchronisms and Anachronisms? What Are They and What do They Have to do with Moses?
Historical synchronism? Anachronisms? In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers explain the importance of synchronisms and anachronisms. These connections archaeologically demonstrate how the Bible fits into specific periods including Moses and the Exodus, the collapse of the Egyptian 18th Dynasty, and Joseph being sold into slavery. Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020 Become an Inner Circle Partner: https://bit.ly/2ZmCjqu Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile Join our TeHEP email update list at DigSodom.com Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
12:49
November 06, 2020
Trinitite! The Atomic Bomb! What do they have to do with Archaeology?
Trinitite! The Atomic Bomb! What do they have to do with Archaeology?
The first probe in the destruction matrix on the upper city reveals a very unusual find. In this podcast, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss how melted glass a.k.a. trinitite ended up on a piece of pottery found at Tall el-Hammam.   Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020  Support our Dig by becoming  an Inner Circle Partner: https://tallelhammam.com/inner-circle-partners  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
18:33
October 02, 2020
A Trowel in One Hand, A Bible in the Other?
A Trowel in One Hand, A Bible in the Other?
Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month!  Did you know there are at least 25 geographical indicators for the location of Sodom in the Bible? In this episode of the Troweling Down Podcast, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss how the Bible is the best geographical source surviving from antiquity and how it was used to discover the location of Sodom. We also learn how Dr. Collins began his archaeology journey.    Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020  Become an Inner Circle Partner: https://bit.ly/2ZmCjqu  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile  Join our TeHEP email update list at DigSodom.com   Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
24:51
September 04, 2020
The Fortification of Sodom
The Fortification of Sodom
Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers give us a look at the defensive system of Sodom. They discuss the city wall and the multiple phases of the rampart system that provided a massive fortification for the largest city in the Southern Levant.
18:14
August 07, 2020
The Biblical City of Sodom: Myth or Reality?
The Biblical City of Sodom: Myth or Reality?
Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month!   This 62 acre Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley was destroyed quickly by a violent cosmic event. In this episode of the Troweling Down Podcast, we get a close up look at a destruction layer of ash, collapsed plaster, and stones as Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss why they believe this site is the location of the biblical city of Sodom.   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020  Become an Inner Circle Partner: https://bit.ly/2ZmCjqu  Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology/
16:39
July 03, 2020
Fire from the heavens? Really? [Sodom & Gomorrah Destruction]
Fire from the heavens? Really? [Sodom & Gomorrah Destruction]
Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Brimstone and fire from the heavens, really? Genesis 19 says that burning sulfur rained down out of the heavens and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. How is that possible? On today's podcast, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers explain the destruction of Sodom. Working with astrophysicists on the site, they discuss the scientific evidence that reveals just how Sodom was destroyed.  
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June 05, 2020
Is Tall el-Hammam really biblical Sodom?
Is Tall el-Hammam really biblical Sodom?
Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month!   With over a dozen archaeological sites that could be Sodom, what makes Tall-el Hammam stand out? In this first episode of the Troweling Down Podcast, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss why Sodom is believed to be the location of Sodom.   Become a dig volunteer for Season 16: https://bit.ly/DigSodom2020 Become an Inner Circle Partner: https://shoptsu-edu.us/inner-circle-partners Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile: https://bit.ly/TeHEPsmile  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigSodom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeHEP_TSU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsu_museum_of_archaeology
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May 01, 2020