A high school student found a ballista ball from the Bar Kochba Revolt during recent excavations of Beitar.
Excavators working at Abel Beth Maacah discovered one of the earliest silver hoards ever found.
There’s more information about the excavation of the chariot race mosaic in Cyprus.
To make the looting of Syrian artifacts more difficult, the US State Department announced emergency import restrictions.
“Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago.”
Wayne Stiles explains how the Herodium testifies to God’s sovereignty.
The New York Times is no fan of the Ben-Hur remake.
The Associates for Biblical Research are beginning to recruit for their first season of excavations at Shiloh next summer.
Leon Mauldin posts on the end of wicked Queen Athaliah and shares a photo of a model of Jerusalem at the Bible Lands Museum.
If you wanted to know a little more about Enoch’s journey through the world (referenced in
Thursday’s survey results), Paleojudaica explains.
The new NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is being released on Tuesday. It looks impressive, and you can flip through the entire books of Genesis and Matthew online to see for yourself.
Hundreds of photos, maps, and charts accompany study notes edited by John Walton (OT) and Craig
Keener (NT). The promotional website also includes videos and infographics.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Joseph Lauer
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FYI: The Abel Beth Maacah silver hoard was discovered in 2013 and reported by BAS in early 2014. The timing of this BAS report about the silver hoard appears to be tied to the most recent issue of BAR, not to the date of its discovery.
More on the silver hoard can be found here on the BiblePlaces blog.