Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Wednesday Roundup

Excavations are underway now at ancient Carchemish. We’ve commented on the plans previously here.

I really like how Wayne Stiles takes our photos and creates beautiful articles that explain the biblical history so well. This week he writes about the tabernacle at Shiloh.

James Davila points to a new article on the metal codices from Jordan and explains why he thinks they’re still fake.

Caspari Center Media Review: Jerusalem’s local conservation committee rejected plans to build a four-story hotel next door to Mary’s Well in the pastoral village of Ein Karem. Those who opposed the plan said that the construction posed a great risk to the well, which, according to Christian tradition, is where Mary the mother of Jesus bathed. “The water from the well is considered holy for Christians and pilgrims from all over the world come to this place to fill up bottles with water from the well. ... Damaging the well would be very harmful to the country.”

HT: Jack Sasson

Shiloh from east, tb120806865

Shiloh, home of the tabernacle
(photo from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

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5 Comments:

  • I'm afraid the Carchemish dig is off again: the place lies smack on the Turkish/Syrian border, a trifle fraught at this time. I wonder if they even had time to clear the site of landmines before war broke out.

    By Blogger Judith Weingarten, at Wed Nov 07, 07:34:00 AM  

  • Judith - thanks for the update.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Wed Nov 07, 03:29:00 PM  

  • The latest issue of Near Eastern Archaeology has an article on the new excavations at Carchemish, including a new Hieroglyphic Luwian stele which was found there this year.

    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Wed Nov 07, 08:58:00 PM  

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    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Wed Nov 07, 08:59:00 PM  

  • Correction: excavations are continuing: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/despite-syrian-war-archaeologists-work-at-ancient-city-of-karkemish-on-turkish-side-of-border/2012/11/08/0a1a92c6-2975-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

    I am very happy to be wrong in this case.

    By Blogger Judith Weingarten, at Thu Nov 08, 07:06:00 AM  

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