On today’s podcast, we are joined by archaeologist Ted Wright. Ted is the founder of EpicArchaeology.org which launched Easter Sunday of 2017 (April 16th, 2017), one day after the airing of this episode. Ted has been featured on CNN’s documentary Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, and Forgery and the History Channel’s documentary Mankind: The Story of All of Us. Ted discusses recent archaeological evidences that involve the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth: the findings of archaeologists at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the place where it is believed Jesus of Nazareth was buried) and the Shroud of Turin (the cloth believed to have covered the body of the crucified Jesus and which bears his image). Be sure to catch this fascinating episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast. This interview is one that you will not want to miss and will not soon forget.
Outline of the Interview
1. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (COHS) is held to be the burial place of Christ. What evidence do we have that this is the actual location?
2. Recently, the COHS underwent a series of repairs. What repairs were done to the COHS?
3. Archaeologists were amazed when investigating the burial bed. What did they find?
4. Another artifact is of vast importance and equally controversial. We are, of course, talking about the Shroud of Turin. What is the Shroud?
5. In 1988, the Shroud was dated to the mid 1500s which would have proven the Shroud to have been a forgery. Yet, the 1988 test has shown to be flawed. Why can we safely say that the 1988 test was erroneous?
6. What evidence do we have for the Shrouds early dating, that is, to the 1st century?
7. Can we trace the history of the Shroud back to 1st century Palestine?
8. What other clues do we have that the Shroud is authentic?
9. What apologetic tools do these discoveries offer to the modern Christian defender?
About our Guest
Ted is freelance teacher, writer, researcher and founder of EpicArchaeology.org. For over a decade, Ted has been a speaker on Christian apologetics as well as Biblical Archaeology across North America & internationally. In addition to public speaking, Ted was the former Executive and Teaching Director of CrossExamined.org. Ted has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs including the History Channel’s TV miniseries – “Mankind: The Story of All of Us,” as well as CNN’s recent documentary on the historical resurrection of Jesus, “Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.” In addition, Ted has served as adjunct professor of apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary as well as Charlotte Bible College & Seminary, where he has taught for over a decade. Ted has a B.A. in Anthropology & Archaeology from the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University. As an undergraduate Ted worked as a research lab assistant on Phase III (1992-1999) of the Lahav Research Project from Tel Halif, organized by Dr. Joe D. Seger of the Cobb Institute and assisted by the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, and from the Joe Alon Center for Regional and Folklore Studies at Kibbutz Lahav. Ted has an M.A. in Christian apologetics with a concentration in philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he served as graduate research assistant to Dr. Norman Geisler. Ted participated in the 2014 excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir (Biblical city of Ai) with ABR (Associate for Biblical Research), where he is a professional associate & researcher. In his free time Ted enjoys writing, mountain biking, kayaking and outdoor activities.
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Ted’s biography was taken from http://epicarchaeology.org/ted-wright-founder/.
About the Host
Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The Bellator Christi Podcast. He received his Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University, his Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University, received certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and hopes to work on doctorate studies soon. Brian is the pastor of Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
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