Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Roundup

Ferrell Jenkins has posted some great shots of the royal theater box at the Herodium, along with one of his recent aerial photos.

A bronze signet ring depicting the Greek god Apollo has been discovered at Tel Dor.  The University of Haifa press release includes a large photo.

A seal dated to 6200 BC has been discovered in the Yeşilova Tumulus in western Turkey.

G. M. Grena argues from LMLK seals and the Bible that Sennacherib did not devastate the economy of Judah.

Yeshiva University is hosting a conference in March entitled “Talmuda De-Eretz Yisrael: Archaeology and The Rabbis of Antique Palestine.” 

You can sign up now for Bible & Archaeology Fest XIII.  I went last year and thought it was excellent.  The list of speakers is a “who’s who” of archaeology and biblical studies.

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2 Comments:

  • Todd,

    Unrelated to WED ROUNDUP ... there is an archived entry in your BIBLEPLACES site of the Wadi Qilt area near Jericho. There are aqueducts there as you know. My question is, are these ROMAN? Does anyone know exactly WHEN they were built and by whom? Thanks. ~Dani

    http://www.bibleplaces.com/wadiqilt.htm

    By Anonymous Dani, at Thu Sep 23, 11:05:00 PM  

  • Dani,

    I remember Bryant Wood mentioning to me that he had done some study on the aqueducts in the Judean wilderness. I don’t know if he had published any of that, beyond an article in BASOR about Qumran water systems. He also wrote an article on water systems in the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (eds. Schiffman and Vanderkam, 2000). Note especially the publication by Netzer listed in the bibliography as well as the BA article by Garbrecht and Peleg. In short, I believe the earliest aqueducts date from the Hasmonean period.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Thu Sep 30, 09:08:00 PM  

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