Weekend Roundup, Part 1
Recently discovered wall paintings in Jerusalem provide new information on Crusader military and monastic symbols.
Where will the Pope go when he visits Jerusalem next week? His full itinerary is online.
Will the Pope’s visit to Jerusalem prompt the state of Israel to give more control of the Upper Room to the Catholic church?
The significance of the Jordan River and the baptismal site is explored in a 5-minute video (with transcript) by PBS.
The Yarkon River flows through Tel Aviv. Wayne Stiles explains why it is important to biblical history.
And I missed this one last week: 3 Sites by Beersheba You Seldom See—Arad, Besor, and Aroer
Where is King David Really Buried? This is the best explanation of the issue I recall reading.
Video: The new Waldorf Astoria has opened in Jerusalem at the same location, and with the same façade, as the 1929 hotel.
Bible History Daily: The 10 Strangest Foods in the Bible
Source of the Yarkon River at Aphek
Photo from the American Colony Collection