A replica of Solomon’s Temple has now opened in Sao Paulo. But since it has the capacity to seat 10,000 people (and Solomon’s could seat exactly zero), one has to wonder in what sense it is a “replica.” This Forbes article has more info and a computer image. Google has more images.
Results of excavations at Tell Jemmeh in southern Israel from 1970 to 1990 have now been published.
G. M. Grena shares a list of lectures and abstracts of interest from the ASOR 2014 meeting in San Diego in November.
Wayne Stiles highlights some ancient tombs in Israel that you can visit.
The NY Times has more on the destruction of the tomb of Jonah in Iraq.
ArtDaily: “Scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have re-discovered an important find in their own storage rooms, a complete human skeleton about 6,500 years old.”
Haaretz runs a profile on 5,000 years of strife in Gaza: “Gaza’s history reads like an encyclopedia of misery – war, destruction, earthquakes, plagues and floods. It has been destroyed and rebuilt, conquered again and again. But it also enjoyed periods of prosperity, when pagan, Jew and others lived together in harmony.”
Last call for the lowest price on Logos’ Archaeological and Theological Studies of Jerusalem (10 vols.) Some of the works I’m not familiar with, but the two Warren volumes are classics. The more
who order, the lower the price goes for all of us.
HT: Jack Sasson, Charles Savelle
Photo from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, volume 5