Moshe Gilad wonders whether the Bible can be used as an archaeological travel guide to Israel, and his article in Haaretz is based on the responses of Israel Finkelstein, Aren Maeir, and Yoram Bilu.
Saul Jay Singer writes about the life of Yigael Yadin and his father Eliezer Sukenik.
A couple of scholars are suggesting that Mary Magdalene was not from Magdala. (Now seems to be the perfect time for such a proposal, with all the great finds coming out of 1st-century Magdala…) The underlying journal article is here.
Questions have been raised about artifacts in the Israel Museum that were donated by Michael Steinhardt.
John DeLancey and Kyle Keimer complete their four-part tour of the archaeological wing of the Israel Museum.
The Museum of the Bible and Digital Interactive Virtual Experiences are offering virtual tours of Caesarea on January 20 and Qumran on January 27.
The Jerusalem Post reviews Adventure Girl: Dabi Digs in Israel, an illustrated book for children.
Israel’s Good Name reports on his trek around Horvat Hanut and Salvatio Abbey.
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Conrad Schick is on January 27, and Christ Church in Jerusalem will be having a special event to celebrate on the 28th (10:00-13:00). Their museum includes some of Schick’s models, including the one pictured below.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Wayne Stiles, Alexander Schick
Model of Conrad Schick on display at Christ Church, Jerusalem. Photo by Michael Schneider.