As excavations get underway at Kiriath Jearim, Haaretz (premium) reports on a 9-foot-wall discovered there and Finkelstein’s belief that the site held a temple that competed with Jerusalem.
The “ancient coin” the 9-year-old girl found last week is in fact a modern souvenir.
The bones of people killed at Khirbet el-Maqatir during the First Jewish Revolt were recently reburied in Ofra. Leen Ritmeyer posts more information and images.
Leen Ritmeyer shares a photo of a Temple Mount model made of Legos.
Wayne Stiles explains the significance of the Gezer boundary stones.
John DeLancey explains Hezekiah’s Tunnel, with help from a couple of videos including one narrated by Ronnie Reich.
Bill Schlegel has created a 5-minute video about Bethsaida in which he uses aerial footage to explain the two candidates and identify which site is most likely Bethsaida.
Lois Tverberg shares her experience and photos from the el-Araj dig this summer.
G. M. Grena has created a video tutorial on how to identify a LMLK seal impression. (Is his computer running Windows 95?)
R. T. France identifies seven differences between Galilee and Judea in the time of Jesus.
Israel’s Good Name describes his experience as a square supervisor at the Gath excavations.
Accordance has a big sale that includes a couple of collections from Carta, including the Carta Super Combo and the Carta Select Combo.
HT: Mike Harney, Agade