The oldest ceramic rooftiles discovered in Israel date to the 2nd century BC and were found in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in the City of David.
Leen Ritmeyer recalls his previous visits to the Gaza Strip, and shares reconstruction drawings from archaeological remains discovered there.
The Times of Israel follows up on the recent publication of articles challenging the Mount Ebal “curse inscription,” including a response from Scott Stripling. Peter van der Veen, one of Stripling’s co-authors, has released a photo and some comments on the inscription on the exterior of the lead object.
The American tourist who smashed ancient statues in the Israel Museum was acquitted but sent to involuntary hospitalization. His attorney claimed that he suffers from “Jerusalem Syndrome.”
The Israel Antiquities Authority Conference will be held on December 11 in Jerusalem. The conference title is “In Those Days at This Time – The Hasmoneans are Coming,” and admission is free.
New release: Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem, Volume IX. “Volume Nine presents the wealth of small finds from the Palatial Mansion, built in the 1st century CE and destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.” (Israel Exploration Society, 380 NIS)
Logos deal: Week in the Life Series (7 vols) for $25
Jerusalem University College is hosting its 4th annual online seminar, “Culture Counts” on January 13. Registration is free, and the three presentations are:
- Home Sweet Home: Ancient Israelite Households in Context, by Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
- Life in the Roman Army, by Carl Laney
- Hosting a Rabbi: A Lesson in Discipleship from Mary and Martha, by Cyndi Parker
BAS’s February Bible and Archaeology Fest will be held on February 24-25. Registration is open now for $149.
Mark Hoffman explains why now is a good time to (re-)sign up for the free BiblePlaces Newsletter.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Ted Weis