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Weekend Roundup, Part 1

A farmer in the Gaza Strip discovered the head of a stone statue that may depict the Canaanite goddess Anat. Or not.

“Archaeologists have for a long time unearthed clay pots in medieval Jerusalem. But now, a new study shows that some of them were likely ‘ancient hand grenades.’”

A new study of Dead Sea sediment shows how climate change in the past has affected the level of the lake and the settlement history of the region. The underlying journal article is here.

The Israeli Antiquities Authority is investigating claims that antiquities on the Temple Mount were destroyed in recent riots.

The City of David YouTube channel has released a tour of Warren’s Shaft and the Gihon Spring, including a visit to a cave currently under excavation.

The Museum of the Bible and DIVE (Digital Interactive Virtual Experiences) is hosting a virtual tour of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on May 11 ($20).

Leen Ritmeyer shares a number of reconstruction drawings of Capernaum’s octagonal church.

Bryan Windle shares ten thoughts on the lead curse tablet found on Mount Ebal.

Joel Kramer at Expedition Bible has just released a short video about the earliest mention of Yahweh on an ancient inscription found in Sudan. The video includes footage of Joel’s visit to the remote site.

Walking the Text has just announced an original television series called “The Sacred Thread.” The pilot episode has been completed, and you can watch the trailer here. They have some impressive footage.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, G. M. Grena

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup, Part 1

  1. Hello: Will the Sacred Thread being shown on several TV stations or if not, how? I get mixed up on some things sometimes, so, I have to ask questions. Really enjoy the information that I receive in my e-mails about the Holy Land and its people, etc. I certainly am interested in the Sacred Thread.

  2. Hello: Will the Sacred Thread being shown on several TV stations or if not, how? I get mixed up on some things sometimes, so, I have to ask questions. Really enjoy the information that I receive in my e-mails about the Holy Land and its people, etc. I certainly am interested in the Sacred Thread. Thank You! When I went to post this, it said it was a duplicate comment. I never sent this exact post until now, that I know of. I still would like to know if the Sacred Thread is going to be on TV stations. Linda Blair

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