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.
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