Videos and Lectures

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Excavations at Kiriath-Jearim and the Ark of the Covenant (2020)

Movie in Hebrew – Click Here
Movie in French – Click Here

The Shmunis Family Conversations in The Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel
Interviews with Matthew J. Adams (2020-2021)

Episode One: Bible and Archaeology, The View from the Center
Episode Two: The Bronze Age, The Land Before Israel
Episode Three: The Crisis Years, The End of the Late Bronze Age
Episode Four: The Rise of Ancient Israel in the Highlands
Episode Five: The First Israel
Episode Six: The Conquest of Canaan
Episode Seven: The Early Philistines
Episode Eight: The Philistines in the Bible
Episode Nine: A United Monarchy?
Episode Ten: King Saul
– Episode Eleven: The Earliest David
Episode Twelve: The Later Layers of the David Story
Episode Thirteen: Solomon, King of Globalization
Episode Fourteen: Writing in Ancient Israel
Episode Fifteen: Jerusalem in Biblical Times
Episode Sixteen: The Northern Kingdom, the First 50 Years
Episode Seventeen: The Omrides
Episode Eighteen: Israel in the Days of Jeroboam II
Episode Nineteen: The Patriarchs: The Jacob Cycle
Episode Twenty: The Many Layers in the Exodus Tradition
Episode Twenty-one: Heroic Stories in the Book of Judges
Episode Twenty-two: Kiriath-Jearim and the Ark Narrative
Episode Twentythree: Late Monarchic Judah
Episode Twenty-four: The Deuteronomistic History and Archaeology
Episode Twenty-five: Persian and Early Hellenistic Jerusalem
Episode Twenty-six: Late Biblical Historiography: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles

The Movie:
The Bible Unearthed (2005)

Part 1 – Patriarchs and Exodus
Part 2- Kings and The Book

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Interview at Beit Avichai about Exodus (Hebrew, 2021)

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Interview at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Hebrew, 2020)

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Interviews at Metodista University in San Paolo (English)

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Click here to play the Interview from 2109

Lectures at Theologische Fakultät der Universität Zürich 
(Hebrew, 2018)

– Hasmonean Realities behind Ezra, Nehemiah and Chronicles? The Archeological Perspective (Link)
– Archaeology and the Exact and Life Sciences: The Negev Highlands as a Case Study (Link)
– Comments on Iron Age Megiddo with Implications for the History of the Northern Kingdom (Link)

Interview for the European Association, (2018)

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Interviews at SBL Bible Odysey (2017)

Part 1 – Archaeology and Dating
Part 2 – Ancient Climate
Part 3 – Innovation in Archaeology
Part 4 – Israelite Origins

An Interview in Tel Aviv University 
(Hebrew, 2012)

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Interviews on Matters of Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel (2008)

Part 1 – Jerusalem in the Bronze Age
part 3 – The late 9th century BC
Part 4 – Archaeological Dating
Part 5 – Period of Great Prosperity
Part 6 – Aspects of messianism
Part 7 – Decline of Jerusalem in the Persian Period

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