Scientists say that fish teeth discovered near the Jordan River provide the oldest evidence of fire-cooked food.
“The Theft Prevention Unit of the Israeli Antiquities Authority caught three Bedouins red-handed destroying historical items at an archaeological site near Negev town of Rahat.”
A study of crosses carved on pillars in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has determined that they were made by Armenian priests in the 16th century.
Aviva and Shmuel Bar-Am take readers on a tour of the ruins of Gezer.
Israel21c provides a list of 10 important sites in Jerusalem’s ancient history.
Shmuel Browns shares photos from his visit to the Dagon fortress and monastery at Qarantal.
The winter issue of Biblical Archaeology Review includes stories on the Mesha Stele and David’s kingdom, Judah’s stamped jar handles, and the calculation of the date of Christmas.
The BAS Winter Symposium will be held on Sat., Feb 11, with the topic of “Gods, Religion, and Cult in Ancient Israel.” Speakers include Theodore J. Lewis, Erin Darby, Mary Joan Leith and Christopher Rollston.
Aren Maeir’s course on Biblical Archaeology is a finalist for the 2022 edX Prize.
The 2023 JUC Online Seminar’s theme is “Explore the Gap: Stories in Context.” The free event will be held on February 3 and 4.
New release: The Holy Land Devotional: Inspirational Reflections from the Land Where Jesus Walked, by John A. Beck (Baker; $20). This looks like a great Christmas gift idea.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Joseph Lauer