Jan 23, 2011

Roman Area Video Tall el-Hammam

Here is the newest video describing in detail the work in the Roman area of Tall el-Hammam.  One correction in the descriptions where I say Justin the Iberian and it should be Peter the Iberian. Also, the date of the earthquake is January 18, 749 which destroyed many of the cities in the Jordan Valley including Tiberias, Beit She'an, Hippos and Pella. Livias was also destroyed at this time and indications are that it was not rebuilt.


Beth'sMomToo said...

"Justin" the Iberian... ;) Too bad you can't edit... maybe a voice-over?
Are you referring to a work which quotes from him? None of his writing is extant, is it?

Glad to hear you had such a good season!

Dr. David E. Graves said...

Livias was also known for its thermal springs (aquae calidae; Abel 1938, 1:459). From the fifth century AD, several Christian pilgrims described visiting the hot springs at Livias during their pilgrimages. The earliest account was recorded by Petrus of Iberia, bishop of Maioumas-Gaza, who visited Livias in AD 428 ‘to bathe in the hot spring because of his infirmity’ (Vita Petri Iberi §116 [R83 Horn and Phenix]). The location was known as the ‘Spring of Moses’ (Vit. Pet. §116 [R83]).

Horn, Cornelia B., and Robert R. Phenix Jr. (2008) John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature.