Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Roundup

Aren Maeir provides links to grants for volunteer excavators.

Maeir also lists nine sites in the Shephelah that will be under excavation as of this summer: Azekah, Beth Shemesh, Burna, Eton, Gath, Gezer, Qeiyafa, Socoh, and Zayit. That bodes well for the future of this blog.

Robert Mullins will begin a new excavation this summer for Azusa Pacific University at Abel Beth Maacah. Mullins will also be lecturing on March 19 in Beverly Hills on “The Many Temples of Beth Shean.”

If you’ve ever wondered what that palatial structure atop Mount Gerizim is, Tom Powers has found the answer.

Daniel Wallace says that the first New Testament manuscript from the first century has been discovered.

Wayne Stiles: “Like so many great cities of yesteryear, Tel Samaria remains a testimony of all earthly glory. The only beauty that remains is what God put there to begin with.”

Leen Ritmeyer recalls the discovery of the Burnt House in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.

Jodi Magness is interviewed on the Book and the Spade radio program (mp3 links: part 1, part 2).

LA Times: “The Israeli government is gradually releasing its National Photo Collection from copyright restrictions.”

The Jerusalem Post recommends the top 5 nature spots in the city.

The ASOR Blog surveys the latest in archaeology from around the world.

HT: G. M. Grena, Daniel Frese, Joseph Lauer

Abel Beth Maacah from southwest, tb040903201

Abel Beth Maacah from the southwest

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3 Comments:

  • Any 1st C AD NT fragment is a BIG deal and I'm surprised that someone has been able to sit on this for as long as they have.

    By Blogger Al Sandalow, at Sun Feb 12, 12:45:00 PM  

  • Usually when something seemingly this significant is discovered & they announce it rapidly in popular media, they're chastised for not taking time to publish it formally for fellow scholars to review.

    By Blogger G.M. Grena, at Sun Feb 12, 08:34:00 PM  

  • Wow, Todd, so happy to now know what the Gerizim building is! Thanks for sharing, and thanks to Tom Powers!

    By Blogger Unknown, at Mon Feb 13, 01:11:00 PM  

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