Daily Life in Late Second Temple Israel – David Fiensy pt 1
Today, I have the blessing of talking with someone who is an expert when it comes to Biblical antiquities. For over 30 years, David Fiensy has been teaching Biblical studies and participating in numerous archaeological excavations and has a lot to share about ancient Palestine during the Roman occupation era in that area. He has written twelve academia books during the last 30 years. Now “semi-retired,” he has authored his first work of fiction, a novel titled “As Far As You Can.” The setting is in Palestine about AD66 at the outbreak of the war against Rome. We discussed that book in his last interview. You can hear all about that book if you go back into our archives and listen to episodes 428 and 429.
David is writing another book, titled, “Archaeology of Daily Life in Late Second Temple Israel.” I’m looking forward to hearing all about this book. I believe it will help put some Biblical stories into context for us as we study our Bible.
Now, help me welcome to the program, David Fiensy! David, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit with us today!
David, just in case someone did not hear your first interview, let me start with the first question I always start off. Tell us, in your own words, “Who is David Fiensy?”
This new book is not a work of fiction like your book, “As Far As You Can.” Correct?
Your expertise is in Ancient Israel archeology. Tell us again, how you became interested in that field of work and especially in Israel?
How many times have participated in digs in Israel?
Isn’t it difficult, because of the influence of Islam and areas controlled by the Muslims, to get permission to dig in Israel? I might add that there are some Jewish elements that do not want people digging around either, correct?
How is this book different from other books that discuss the same topic, “Daily Life” in Biblical times?
If someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question or possibly do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you?
Folks, we are about out of time for today. I want to recommend David Fiensy’s book that we have been discussing to you. It sounds absolutely fascinating. I know it will give you a deeper perspective and appreciation of the scriptures. You will need to add his book, “Archeology of Daily Life in Late Second Temple Israel” to your reading collection. Use it as a reference as you do your Bible Studies. It will add clarity like you probably have never seen or understood before. Common teachings you’ve heard for years will suddenly make a lot more sense.
David Fiensy Author Page on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/David-A-Fiensy/e/B001HOU8B4
Book on Amazon: As Far As You Can