Restoration experts are very carefully moving several large columns and Corinthian capitals from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Terra Sancta Museum. The columns may have originally belonged to the Roman temple that Hadrian built over Jesus’s temporary tomb.
Archaeologists discovered one of the oldest known mosques in the world in a salvage excavation in the Negev city of Rahat.
Zoom lecture on June 29: “Disease & Death in the Early 1st Century CE,” by Julie Laskaris ($7).
An online lecture on July 6 will discuss the work being done to open up access to satellite imagery over Israel.
In part 2 of his David and Goliath series, Brad Gray looks at the contrast between David and Saul (which is, in my opinion, the central point of the story).
In the latest Biblical World podcast episode, Oliver Hersey talks with Paul Wright about Jesus and Jezreel.
Regular readers know that I greatly appreciate the books of Lois Tverberg, and her recent post is helpful in explaining the difference between the Rabbi Jesus books and whether they should be read in any order.
Upcoming DIVE (Digital Interactive Virtual Experiences) tours through the Museum of the Bible ($20 ea.):
- The Southern Steps and the Davidson Center: July 13, 2022
- Ancient Shiloh: August 10, 2022
- Armageddon — The Valley of Megiddo: September 7, 2022
- Masada: October 19, 2022
- The Valleys of Jerusalem — Kidron and Hinnom: November 9, 2022
- Caesarea: December 7, 2022
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken