Writing for Christianity Today, Steven Notley provides the background and evidence for identifying el-Araj as the New Testament city of Bethsaida.
Sergio and Rhoda have released a new video about Bethsaida and “The Church of the Apostles in Galilee.”
A mosaic floor in a church at Hippos apparently depicts Jesus’s multiplication of the fish and loaves (Haaretz premium).
NPR: Here’s what tourists might see if they were allowed to visit Gaza…
Smithsonian Magazine: Two tour guides—one Israel, one Palestinian—offer a new way to see the Holy Land.
The first post in Ferrell Jenkins’s new series “Agreement of Book and Land” is from Psalm 1:1-3.
Israel’s Good Name made a couple of evening trips to the Rishon LeZion sand dunes where he found gazelle, scorpions, and vipers.
New from DeGruyter: The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan, edited by A. M. Maeir, Itzhaq Shai, and Chris McKinny.
The grandma whose congresswoman granddaughter refused to visit lives in the town once known as Upper Beth Horon.
HT: Agade, Tom Powers, Lois Tverberg