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“Interview with the Author: Pyla-Koutsopetria I,” Featuring William Caraher

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR Podcast, we’re excited to bring you an interview with William Caraher, one of the authors of Pyla-Koutsopetri I: Archaeological Survey of a Ancient Coastal Town. The book […]

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Conservation and Heritage Preservation of the Syrian Heritage Initiative

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Heritage Initiative, we’re discussing the preservation projects of the initiative […]

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“Syrian Heritage Initiative a Natural Fit for ASOR,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman

Last year ASOR had two firsts – our first female president, and a $600,000 cooperative agreement with the Department of State. At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, I sat down with ASOR President […]

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FOA Podcast, “A Look Inside BASOR,” Featuring Professors Rollston and Cline

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we go behind the scenes for an inside look at the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). We’re talking with […]

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“Gilgamesh: Civilization vs. Natural World,” Featuring J.J.M. Roberts

In this episode, ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe spoke with Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts (J. J. M. Roberts) the William Henry Green Professor of Old Testament Literature (Emeritus) at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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“A New Look at an Old Story: the Epic of Gilgamesh,” featuring Dr. Lawson Younger

In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talks with Dr. Lawson Younger. Dr. Younger is a professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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“The Levantine Ceramics Project – Google for Pottery,” Featuring Professor Andrea Berlin

In this episode we spoke with Professor Andrea Berlin of Boston University about the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP). What it is, why it is important, and how you can get involved. Professor Berlin is the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University, and the founder of the Levantine Ceramics Project. She’s been excavating in the […]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology,” Featuring Professor Richard Friedman

Welcome back to another Friend’s of ASOR podcast. In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe spoke with Richard E. Friedman, author and University of Georgia professor, about the state of biblical archaeology and the study of the humanities. Richard Elliott Friedman, is the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish […]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Archaeological Conservation,” Featuring LeeAnn Barnes Gordon

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we’re talking with certified art conservator LeeAnn Barnes Gordon about the importance of archaeological conservation and how you could become a conservator. In the interview LeeAnn Gordon mentions that international professional organizations for conservation began in the 1960’s and 70’s, but what she meant to say […]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: Dr. Gary Rendsburg, “Best of Times, Worst of Times”

Listen to ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talk with Dr. Gary Rendsburg, about the state of biblical archaeology and the study of the humanities. Dr. Gary Rendsburg is the Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History at Rutgers University. His research and teachings focus on ‘all things ancient Israel,’ and his academic pursuits […]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Marvin Sweeney

**WARNING THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS** Listen to Dr. Marvin Sweeney talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about his reactions to the movie released this past weekend, as well as biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah. Dr. Sweeney is a professor of Religion at the Claremont School of Theology […]

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Robert Cargill

**WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Listen to Dr. Robert Cargill talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about the biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah, as well as his reactions to the movie (of the same name) released this past weekend. Dr. Cargill is Assistant Professor of Classics […]

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