“A rare 2,000-year old oil lamp shaped like half of a grotesque face that was discovered in Jerusalem last week appears to have a matching partner — that was discovered in Budapest nine years ago.”
Ruth Schuster writes about recent discoveries at Hippos, including the Roman theater and the necropolis (Haaretz premium).
Research is progressing on the seven Judean date palms that were germinated in southern Israel in recent years.
The Jordan Times interviews Eliot Braun about the ruins and cemeteries on the southeastern end of the Dead Sea.
Rossella Tercatin asks, “What do ancient coins tell us about the Omer period and the time of the Bar-Kochba revolt, when the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot became associated with death and mourning?”
The Institute of Biblical Culture is registering now for its summer Biblical Hebrew course. The BIBLEPLACES coupon will give you a $300 discount. David Moster has also just created a new video: “Some of the Best Puns in the Bible.” There’s a geographic pun mentioned at 6:52.
John DeLancey has begun a new video series entitled “Devotions from Israel.” The first 5-minute devotional looks at 2 Chronicles 20.
David Barrett is creating a biblical map every week on his Bible Mapper Blog. The most recent are:
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Arne Halbakken, Joseph Lauer