“Architectural remains of the 1,800-year-old Roman VIth ‘Ferrata’ Iron Legion military base were uncovered in a recent excavation carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) at the foot of Tel Megiddo.” But archaeologists are concerned that they will pave it over instead of incorporating it into a larger archaeological park.
Raz Kletter is not convinced there is an inscription on the Mt. Ebal Curse Tablet.
The Jerusalem Post gives a history of the little-known Ein Dor Archaeology Museum.
The latest issue of “Jerusalem in Brief” takes a look at “Kerosine street lamps, a historical photo of Dung Gate, Jerusalem’s lighthouse, and one ridiculously expensive book.” That expensive book is available as a free scan at archive.org.
Registration is now open for the 2024 excavation season at Tel Burna.
Emanuel Tov explains how the copying of Torah scrolls became sacred.
Zoom lecture on Feb 27: “Dawn of the Aleph Beit,” by Orly Goldwasser, Christopher Rollston, and Yossi Garfinkel. This is a panel discussion jointly hosted with the AIAS and British Friends of the Hebrew University.
“The February Bible and Archaeology Fest on February 24 & 25 offers live talks from 13 leading Bible scholars and archaeologists via the Zoom app.” Topics include Phoenicians, Nabateans, Ophel excavations, and sacred prostitution in ancient Corinth. The $149 registration fee includes access to the recordings.
Accordance Bible Software has a sale on graphics resources, with up to 67% off.
The Bible Mapper Atlas has created some new, free maps:
- Hagar Flees from Sarai
- Kadesh-Barnea and Its Surroundings
- Naaman Is Healed of Leprosy
- Hezekiah Strengthens Judah
- The Final Stops along Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
Charles Savelle shares some Valentine’s Day card ideas.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Arne Halbakken