For the year that just ended, we posted about 325 times. According to Blogger statistics, our readers come from many countries, the top 5 of which are:
#1: United States
#2: United Kingdom
Yesterday we listed the top stories related to discoveries and technology. Today we conclude with three additional categories. Yesterday’s disclaimers apply here as well.
Significant Stories in 2012:
Reconstruction of Herod’s Tomb Criticized (and Defended)
Jesus Discovery: Early Christian Burial in Jerusalem, with lots of follow-up
Temple Mount Model at Christ Church, Jerusalem
New Visitor Center Approved for City of David
Not Guilty: James Ossuary Trial Ends
Turkey Halts Loan of Museum Artifacts
$100 Million for Biblical Tourism in Jerusalem
Construction Begins on Israel National Archaeology Library
Greek Economic Crisis Threatens Antiquities
Somebody Once Believed Jesus Had a Wife (and lots of links)
Cyrus Cylinder Coming to the U.S.
Ancient Cedar Beams on Temple Mount
The Promised Land Includes Transjordan (No, It Doesn’t)
Speculating on the Mysterious Marks in City of David, by A.D. Riddle
Biblical Problems with Locating Sodom at Tall el-Hammam, by Bill Schlegel
Jonah, Jesus and the Talpiot Ossuary, by Chris McKinny
Picture of the Week: Mount Hermon and Caesarea Philippi, by Seth Rodriquez
Critiques of the Work of Robert Cornuke
Notes on the Water in Antiquity Conference, by Chris McKinny
Favorite Resources in 2012:
Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith?
Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
Free Volumes in the Loeb Classical Library
The Archaeology of the Holy Land
Israel Topographical Relief Map
Our favorite, naturally, is the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, Revised and Expanded (recommended by Jenkins, Gundersen, Chandler, and Savelle).
As 2013 begins, we wish our readers all the best in the coming year.
The 2012 release of the new Pictorial Library of Bible Lands marked the culmination of 9 years of travel, research, and writing.
3 thoughts on “More Top Stories of 2012”
..and we're very appreciative. Happy, healthy, prosperous and blessed New Year, Todd.
Thanks for the note on Artifax. You helped us a lot last year.
Also, if I had a favorite resource list, your blog would be at the top.
David and Mike – thank you both. I appreciate your encouraging words.