“A well-preserved Greek inscription from the 5th century recording a blessing for one ‘Master Adios’” was discovered in central Israel.
Plans to convert the Golden Gate of the Temple Mount into a Muslim place of prayer are being resisted by Israeli police.
Two crews of antiquities thieves working in eastern Samaria were arrested in recent weeks. One of them was looting Alexandrium-Sartaba.
A short trailer has been released promoting this season’s excavations at Tel Shimron.
Heavy rains this week caused flooding in the Jerusalem area.
The Times of Israel shares a photo essay of wildflowers of the Dead Sea.
Israel’s Good Name recounts his recent university trip to Wadi Dalia and Sartaba in eastern Samaria.
Leon Mauldin reflects on Proverbs’ view of sluggards and ants, and he shares a photo of ants at Neot Kedumim.
The BBC visits the recently opened Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem.
New book: Exploring the Holy Land: 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund, edited by David Gurevich and Anat Kidron. (Amazon)
I am on the Diligent Pastors podcast this week with Scot Chadwick, talking about the land of the Bible, photo collections, and preparing for a trip to Israel. Pastors especially may want to check out other episodes in this new podcast.
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