Weekend Roundup

Archaeologists have found another ancient olive press at Shiloh.

The oldest known artifact of smelted lead has been discovered in a burial cave in the Negev.

George Athas provides some analysis of the Hezekiah seal impression.

Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain,” an exhibit at the British Museum, illustrates the action of the parable in Matthew 13:44.

HaDavar Biblical Museum is now under construction in Hong Kong.

The Associates for Biblical Research have cancelled their Winter Dig for this year and are considering postponing next summer’s excavation.

PEF and the Early Exploration of the Holy Land is the title of a conference being held at the University of Haifa in December.

The Mount Carmel forest fire led to the discovery of a farming community from the first century.
‘Atiqot 83 is now online.

Wayne Stiles explains the providential irony in the discovery of the Tel Dan Inscription.

The government is appealing the transfer of the Davidson Center Archaeological Park to management by Elad.

ASOR will be posting some of the presentations from the Annual Meeting on their website.

Andy Naselli recommends the Jerusalem IMAX movie, now on DVD. I agree.

CBD is running a big sale on Craig Keener’s 4-volume commentary on Acts through Monday ($138; Amazon: $192).

A free (pdf) book from HCSB: Exalting Jesus in Exodus (requires email address).

Logos Bible Software is also giving away a free book a day during Advent.

Happy Hanukkah!

HT: Agade, Charles Savelle


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