Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Roundup

If you would like to try your hand at identifying objects found in an archaeological excavation, the team at the Temple Mount Sifting Project is now soliciting input from those who may have information related to their finds.  You can head over to the photo gallery to begin.

Zahi Hawass is back as Egyptian Minister of Antiquities because he learned that “antiquities cannot live away from me.”  The nation’s trials have not ended and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is again closed.

The spring season at Tel Burna has wrapped up, and the website now has links to photos and an easier way to donate.

Ferrell Jenkins recently explained the connections of Libya to the New Testament.

G. M. Grena debunks the claims that the earliest depiction of Jesus was found in the lead codices from Jordan.

Gerald Mattingly lectured yesterday afternoon at Lee University on the topic: “Is Anybody Finding Anything Important Over in Jordan: The Top 10 Discoveries from Transjordan that Relate to the Bible.”  Perhaps he will turn the presentation into an article one day.

Iran has cut ties with the Louvre.  It’s too bad it’s not the other way around.

Glo users now can access the program on all of their PCs, Macs, iPads and soon iPhones.

Logos has released an updated version of Shibboleth and Mark Hoffman explains why it’s good and when an alternative may be better for you.

Only rarely does one see an original copy of the Survey of Western Palestine maps (26 sheets) for sale.  A bookseller in the UK has one listed now, if you act quickly and are ready to part with $3,826 plus shipping.  Alternately, you can get an electronic copy for $35 (including shipping) from us.  In either case, you’ll benefit from the 160-page index (which we have painstakingly digitized).

HT: Jack Sasson

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