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Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth - Professor Jodi Magness


Archaeologist, orientalist and scholar of religion.

Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

B.A. in Archaeology and History 

Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania 


Co-directed, 1995 excavations, Roman siege works, Masada

Co-directed excavations, Khirbet Yattir Israel, 1997-1999

Co-director excavations, Roman Fort, Yotvata, Israel

Current, archeological dig, Huqoq, Israel


Selected works:

·        The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls,

·        Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus 

·        The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine 


Episode #1

Masada – Professor Jodi Magness – Introduction

Episode #2

Masada – Early History

Episode #3

Masada – After Herod

Episode #4

Why? – Great Jewish Revolt 66ce – 70ce

Episode #5

Masada – Rebels, Zealots, Sicarii

Episode #6

Masada – Who Was There?

Episode #7

Masada Mass Suicide – Myth or Reality?

Episode #8

Discover Masada’s Archeological Treasures

Episode #9

Masada: Why Archeologically Special?


Full Interview - Professor Jodi Magness 

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