The theme of the 2012 Holy Land Calendar produced by Lamb & Lion Ministries is “The Galilee of Jesus” and it includes twelve of my favorite photos related to Jesus’ ministry. At the very affordable price of $5, the calendar would make a great gift for family, friends, pastors, and teachers. You might even want to pick up an extra for a church or school classroom.


The featured sites include the Arbel cliffs, Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum, Chorazin, the Jordan River, the Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Tabor, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee. The cover photo shows the traditional location where Jesus was on shore cooking breakfast when he told the disciples to throw their nets on the other side (John 21).

You may purchase the calendar online here or by calling 972-736-3567 between 8am and 5pm Central time, Monday through Friday. For orders of 10 or more, the phone price is $4 each, plus the cost of shipping.


Robert Cornuke is well known in evangelical circles as a non-archaeologist with several astonishing archaeological discoveries. His latest video describes “possibly the Biblical find of this century!” He claims to have discovered the four anchors from Paul’s shipwrecked vessel off the coast of Malta.

Gordon Franz does us all a service by evaluating Cornuke’s presentation. He notes a series of minor mistakes, but he focuses on the four pillars of Cornuke’s case, concluding that:

1. Cornuke’s video misleads in claiming that only his location has the ocean depths as given in Act 27.

2. Cornuke’s video fails to inform viewers that there are other qualified bays that have a beach.

3. Cornuke’s greatest mistake is claiming that sailors would not have recognized the east coast of Malta.

4. Cornuke’s argument cannot account for the specifics of the shipwreck as described in Acts 27.

Franz’s article expands upon each of these points and addresses other problems with this sensationalized “discovery.”

For previous posts on Cornuke’s work on Malta, see here and here.

Malta St Thomas Bay view northwest from Munxar Reef, tb112005864

St. Thomas Bay as seen from Munxar Reef, location of Cornuke’s discovery