Saturday, October 05, 2013

Weekend Roundup

A life-size statue of Ramses II was uncovered this week in Tell Basta in Egypt. The article does not note that Tell Basta is likely the site of biblical Bubastis (Ezek 30:17).

Israel has halted the auctioning of stolen Egyptian artifacts.

Ferrell Jenkins reports on recent vandalism in the Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion.

Mark Hoffman has now shared his Google Earth Exercise for Biblical Geography (see here for the Google Maps Exercise).

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (13 vols.) is reviewed by John Vanderspoel.

“In Israel, Dig Beneath the Headline for Archaeological Truth.” There are important things to be said concerning the sensationalism of archaeology and the truth of the Bible, but you won’t find them in this article at The Media Line.

Lucas L. Schulte will be lecturing on “Archeology of the Lands of the Bible: Illuminating Nehemiah” on Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. at the Dumke Commons of Occidental College.

Wayne Stiles explains why you should send your pastor to Israel.

Aren Maeir reviews The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II, by Avraham Faust.

“The British Museum and US-based Penn Museum are collaborating on the creation of a web resource to display archaeologist Leonard Woolley’s Mesopotamian excavations from 1922-34.”

An op-ed in the LA Times argues that if you want to protect Syria’s antiquities, don’t buy them.

Today you can purchase the HCSB Study Bible on Kindle for just $2.99. The work includes several of our photos.

HT: Jack Sasson

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