Weekend Roundup

To everyone who has written me asking how to visit the new excavations at Magdala, Tom Powers answers your question.  He also provides a map showing the excavation and construction areas.
For the first time in 2,000 years, Babylonian texts have been read aloud.  The readings by Cambridge University scholars are available online.

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library for Logos Bible Software will no longer be on pre-publication discount after this week.  Readers here may be particularly interested in the standard archaeological reference works by Mazar and Stern, but there are many valuable resources in this collection.

Raphael Golb was convicted of 30 counts of identity theft, forgery, and harassment. 

Perhaps the weekend is a good opportunity for you to read my article on the location of David’s palace, if you haven’t already.


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