Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekend Roundup, Part 3

Now online: Secrets of the Bible: The Fall of Jericho with Dr. Bryant Wood. (55 min)

Malerie Yolen-Cohen suggests 11 things to do in Israel that you may not have considered before.

The Holy Land Magazine is directed towards Christian tourists to Israel.

Ferrell Jenkins writes about Solomon’s Quarries in Jerusalem and the American missionary who discovered them in the 19th century.

Jenkins also shares a great quote from André Parrot who writes that “knowledge gained from books is certainly not enough, for names which are not attached to any reality are nothing more than ghosts.” Read the whole paragraph (and then book your next trip, or start a fund for your grandkid).

Turkish authorities are trying to figure out how to increase religious tourism to the site of ancient Ephesus.

The LA Times provides some background on the making of the Jerusalem 3D IMAX movie.

“The Siege of Masada” premieres on March 27 on the Smithsonian Channel. The one-hour special examines the evidence behind Josephus’ account.

Gerald McDermott addresses the question of whether the land of Israel should still be significant for Christians in a chapel message DTS.

HT: Agade, Jay Baggett, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Wayne Stiles

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4 Comments:

  • Todd, it's great to have you back with these informative weekend roundups! Last week the Museum of the Bible organization posted a half-hour long video, that although redundant to earlier productions, includes an interesting section in the middle about their iPad curriculum that engages school kids, first in Israel, then America.

    By Blogger G.M. Grena, at Tue Mar 24, 12:11:00 AM  

  • Thanks, George!

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Tue Mar 24, 12:04:00 PM  

  • Hello,

    I just watched the entire video with Dr. Bryant Wood. It sort of gives the impression that this guy cracked it, and at the very end….thud. Carbon 14 testing totally contradicts his evidence. My point is, what would you say to the novice reader, who sees on one side subjective interpretation of archeology and on the other straight forward scientific testing with C-14?

    By Blogger Holy Hyrax, at Tue Mar 24, 07:45:00 PM  

  • I have not seen this video in full, but I think I know enough to know that there is no such thing as "straightforward" C-14. My particular area of focus was in the 9th century BC and this is a few centuries earlier, but I know that in the Iron Age C-14 is not very precise and is only one of several factors in determining date. (And there are lots of back-and-forth articles to prove it.) It also requires many samples, and I'm not sure that they had that from Jericho. Perhaps someone else knows more on this particular issue and can weigh in.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Tue Mar 24, 10:32:00 PM  

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