Israel plans to build hotels, guest villas, and a conference center on manmade islands in the Dead Sea.
Archaeologists carrying out a survey on Mount Zion discovered a graffiti inscription of Knight Adrian von Bubenberg, a Swiss hero who made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1466.
“The 2022 International Bible Marathon was held over the Sukkot holiday in the Shiloh bloc of communities in Samaria, with both its starting and ending points in Ancient Shiloh.”
The Caesarea Maritima International Conference 2022 runs from Sunday to Wednesday. A full program is online, and both in-person and webinar attendance is free. The lectures of Hohlfelder, Burrell, and Schiffman look particularly interesting.
Gordon Govier interviews Steve Ortiz, Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, and Jonathan Greer about Israel’s ArchaeoTourism Initiative.
It’s not April 1st, but you wouldn’t know it from the Jerusalem Post’s story identifying Solomon as Pharaoh Shishak.
Jonathan Klawans takes his readers to Tel Dan in the Site-Seeing column in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.
Saar Tauber Tamir suggests five places to visit in Israel that are not as well-known.
The latest episode of This Week in the Ancient Near East looks at the ivory furniture decorations recently discovered in Jerusalem.
The Friends of ASOR Tour to Israel next year visits 27 sites and museums in 13 days, with an impressive list of tour guides. The website describes the full program.
New release: The Ancient Israelite World, edited by Kyle H. Keimer and George A. Pierce (Routledge, $200; Amazon)
Chris McKinny’s My People as Your People: A Textual and Archaeological Analysis of the Reign of Jehoshaphat is marked down to $9 now on Amazon, from $80 (hardcover). I suspect after a few copies sell, the price will jump back up.
Online courses have been announced for JUC’s spring semester, including:
- Archaeology of the Galilee, with Chris McKinny and Kyle Keimer
- Geographical Voices in the Psalms, with Paul Wright
- Literature of Ancient Israel’s Neighbors, with Bryan Beyer
- Physical Settings of the Bible, with Chandler Collins
Classes are beginning soon at the Biblical Language Center (Randall Buth) and the Jerusalem Seminary.
My topic on the latest episode of Digging for Truth is “The Bible and the Karnak Temple.”
HT: Agade, Charles Savelle, Arne Halbakken, Alexander Schick, Ted Weis