Archaeologists have found a second synagogue at Magdala, making the site the first to have two known synagogues in the first century AD. A 2-min video (in Hebrew) shows some of the excavation.
A police stop of a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Jerusalem led to the discovery of some interesting archaeological artifacts from the Roman period.
A “new Sanhedrin Trail exhibition at the Yigal Allon Center on Kibbutz Ginosar includes 150 rare ancient artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority.”
The exhibition catalog for the Tel Rehov exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum is online at Amihai Mazar’s Academia page.
Katharina Schmidt, currently the Director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Amman has been appointed as Director of the W. F. Albright Institute in Jerusalem.
A new English translation of the Jerusalem Talmud has been released online.
David Moster made a video about what makes the Tanakh different from the Old Testament.
Moshe Gilad recommends a visit to Gezer, including a walk down the new staircase into the ancient water system.
A fire broke out at the Crusader castle of Belvoir (Kochav Hayarden), temporarily trapping about 30 construction workers.
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Cyndi Parker is on the Biblical World podcast speaking with Lynn Cohick about “what it means to understand Jesus in his own cultural, political, social, and religious contexts.”
Baruch Levine died on Thursday.
The latest free maps from Bible Mapper:
- Jesus Is Born in Bethlehem
- The Ministry of John the Baptist
- Southern Arabah Valley
- The Near East during the Time of the Maccabees
- Journey to Abel-shittim
- Gedaliah Is Assassinated
- Border Conflict between Israel and Judah
- Jephthah’s Exploits
- Paul Travels from Malta to Rome
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Alexander Schick, Keith Keyser, Explorator