Bible Land Passages has just released “The City of David Underground: What’s inside Hezekiah’s Ancient Tunnel?” (8 min).
The Times of Israel has a nicely illustrated story by Aviva and Shmuel and Bar-Am on the excavations of Usha in western Galilee. The site is one of many along the Sanhedrin Trail that has been excavated by volunteers, mostly pre-army teens.
The southern wall of the Temple Mount is being illuminated in the evening as part of a new initiative to attract tourists for evening visits to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park.
The Biblical Archaeology Society has released a new ebook entitled The Dead Sea Scrolls: Past, Present, and Future. The book celebrates the 75th anniversary of the discovery with a number of articles by and interviews with leading scholars. (Requires email address)
Leen Ritmeyer shares photos and reconstruction drawings of the Arbel synagogue in Galilee.
Cynthia Shafer-Elliott gives an introduction to the geographical context of ancient Israel.
Experience Israel Now is celebrating their seventh anniversary.
Ferrell Jenkins shares photos that illustrate the beauty of the Bible Land.
The Caesarea Maritima International Conference 2022 will be held on October 22-26 at NYU’s Washington Square campus. (I don’t have a link at this time.)
New release: Ashkelon 9: The Hellenistic Period, by Kathleen J. Birney (Eisenbrauns; $140; save 30% with code NR22).
The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times has launched a Mini-MOOC, featuring shorter video clips (10-15 min) to introduce major topics of the Center’s research:
- Aren Maeir – Hazael of Aram at Philistine Gath
- Yigal Levin – Aram and Arameans in Chronicles
- Nava Panitz-Cohen: T. Abel Bet Maacah: A border city between Israelites, Arameans & Phoenicians
- Omer Sergi – State Formation in the Early Iron Age Levant (11th-8th centuries BCE)
- Assaf Kleiman – The Wars of Aram-Damascus against Israel and its Neighbors
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Ted Weis, Paul Mitchell