Charles Jones has put created an excellent Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography. Bookmark this one!
There are enough scholars who have serious doubts about the authenticity of the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” that when a report circulated that Harvard Theological Review had decided to not publish the article, many scholars believed it. Brian LePort has some of the back and forth.
Mark Hoffman excavated at et-Tell (Bethsaida?) this summer and is sharing his photo book of the dig. (No account is needed to flip through it, and full screen provides the best view.)
Jodi Magness is interviewed in the WAMC Academic Minute about her excavations of the Huqoq synagogue.
Cornell University has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating research in the Near East.
A conference at Tel Aviv University in late October will focus on Ancient Greece and Ancient Israel:
Interactions and Parallels (10th to 4th Centuries BCE). The details are available here.
SourceFlix’s latest short is called “Fishers of Men.”
Biblical Archaeology Review is now available as a digital subscription, with the bonus that you get last year’s digital issues.
Robert Mullins gives a day-by-day account of the first season at Abel-beth-maacah. His excitement is justified.
HT: Joseph Lauer, Jack Sasson
Photo from Pictorial Library of Bible Lands
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For the record, when I saw the front/back photos of the "My Wife" papyrus, my gut reaction was that the writing was a modern forgery. The ink's clarity & letter positioning doesn't match the papyrus' wear. I'm not an expert in Coptic or papyri, but own a non-Biblical fragment, & have seen hundreds of others in a private collection plus published ones in books of course. I'm ambivalent towards its authenticity though, since it would not impact my Christian faith in any regard.