The latest sensational claim in biblical archaeology is that Kiriath Jearim is Emmaus.
“Archaeologists have discovered a new sanctuary preceding the ancient city of Troy in Turkey’s western Çanakkale province.”
156 cuneiform tablets, brought illegally to the UK, are being returned to Iraq with the help of the British Museum.
One of the big controversies in biblical geography in recent years is the location of Bethsaida, with two candidates. Bryan Windle provides a good survey of the criteria for Bethsaida along with an evaluation of the first candidate, et-Tell.
Mark Barnes has some good observations in the similarities and differences between Elisha’s and Jesus’s raisings of boys on either side of the hill of Moreh.
Megan Sauter explains the value of inscriptions in understanding worship in the Samaritan temple on Mount Gerizim.
The two most popular national parks for Israelis this summer were Sachne and Nahal Senir.
Wayne Stiles has released a new book on Kindle: Top 10 Places in Jesus’ Life: Why They Matter in Yours.
Eisenbrauns has put thirteen of their most popular textbooks on sale.
Joel Kramer is leading a study tour of Israel in March 2020.
Ferrell’s Favorite Foto #26 – Shepherds by Night
A tourist bought a shwarma in Jerusalem and when he returned home, he found that it cost him 10,100 shekels.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis