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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:41 AM

Did King Solomon Trade with India?
 
On the possible whereabouts of Ophir and Tarshish, and how to get there by ship from Palestine.
 
OBSERVATION - PHILOLOGOS
 
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:55 AM

4,300-Year-Old Statue Head Depicts Mystery Pharaoh
 

By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | August 30, 2017 07:38am ET

 

"A sculpture of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh's head, found at the ancient city of Hazor in Israel, dates back around 4,300 years, to a time when Egyptians were building pyramids. The sculpture was smashed apart around 3,300 years ago, possibly after an Israeli force led by King Joshua destroyed the city, researchers have found."

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:17 AM

Contributors Justin Taylor
 
READING THE GOSPELS: DO YOU KNOW THE 7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GALILEE AND JUDEA IN THE TIME OF JESUS?

 

AUGUST 30, 2017

 

R. T. France, in his commentary on The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT; Eerdmans, 2007), laments:

 

 
Modern readers of the NT often know little about the geopolitical world of first-century Palestine.

 

 

We tend to think, France says, that “the Jews” were
  • an undifferentiated community
  • living amicably in the part of the world we now call “the Holy Land”
  • united in their resentment of the political imposition of Roman rule to which all were equally subject.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:19 AM

Hezekiah’s Tunnel Explained
 
Posted on September 1, 2017 by Dr. John DeLancey
 
"One of the most exciting “adventures” to experience in Jerusalem is to walk through what is known as Hezekiah’s Tunnel. It is also called the Siloah Tunnel."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:22 AM

Of interest:
 
HOW THE GEZER BOUNDARY STONES SPEAK TO YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
 
Those stones are there for a reason you can trust—even if you don’t understand.
 
Posted on  Monday, August 28, 2017

 

Wayne Stiles 

 
"Think about the land you live on. The dirt beneath your house has been there for thousands of years. The hills that surround your neighborhood haven’t moved since God put them there at creation."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:26 AM

Victims of Great Revolt Against the Romans Laid to Rest in Ofra
 
Posted on September 2, 2017 by Leen Ritmeyer
 
"It has been reported, eg. here (Hebrew with pictures) and here, that remains of Jews who perished in the Great Revolt against the Romans and were discovered in Binyamin were secretly buried in Ofra."
 
 
also @
 
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Victims of Great Revolt Brought to Rest in Ofra
 
"Remains of Jews who perished in the Great Revolt against the Romans and were discovered in Binyamin secretly buried in Ofra."

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:36 AM

Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites
 
By JNi.Media -  15 Elul 5777 – September 6, 2017
 
"The oldest evidence of food storage rituals has been found by researchers from the University of Haifa and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in Berlin during excavations at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley: an unusual pottery vessel. The vessel, which is over 7,000 years old, reveals for the first time the ritual and political significance of large scale food storage in the Ancient Near East."

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Times of Israel
 
Unique 7,200-Year-Old Clay Model Silo Forces Rethink of How Society Evolved
 
"Discovered at Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley, one-of-a-kind vessel testifies to earliest agricultural rituals known in the ancient Near East"
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
September 6, 2017, 5:02 pm 
 
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:44 AM

SEALS FROM JUDEAN KINGDOM PERIOD SHED LIGHT ON LIFE IN ANCIENT JERUSALEM
 
- Jerusalem dig sheds light on 2,000-year-old eating habits of local Jews
 
- Students unearth rare 900-year-old jewelry collection in Modiin excavation
 
BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD   SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 12:42  
 
"Some of the seals are inscribed with biblical names, several of which are still used today, such as Pinchas."
 
 
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First Temple Period Seals Discovered In City Of David Excavations
 
 9/04/2017 06:00:00 PM
 
"A collection of dozens of sealings, mentioning the names of officials dated to the days of the Judean kingdom prior to the Babylonian destruction, was unearthed during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David National Park in the area of the walls of Jerusalem, funded by the ELAD (El Ir David) organization."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:45 AM

How the Dead Sea Scroll Discovery Changed Christianity
 
It's the anniversary of the massive discovery.
 
BY ANDREW PERRIN GOD / CURRENT SEPTEMBER 05, 2017
 
"2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Long story short, in late 1947 a young Bedouin boy tossed a stone into a cave, heard the clink of breaking pottery, and would later scramble in to find the tattered remains of ancient scrolls from the centuries leading up to and after the Common Era. By 1955, 11 caves off the northwest shores of the Dead Sea offered up fragments of nearly a thousand scrolls inscribed with content of ancient Jewish texts and copies of nearly every book of the Old Testament. Seventy years on, we’ve learned a lot about these accidental yet incredible finds. However, in many ways we’re just starting to understand their original contexts and contemporary impact."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:47 AM

The Dead Sea Sinkholes
 
September 07, 2017
 
Photo of the Week – Reflection on Sinkholes
 
"These photographs are of reflections of the landscape by the shore of the Dead Sea that I saw by looking into a sinkhole that was filled with water. I am attracted to exploring the photographic possibilities of this strange and alien landscape. Because the water in a sinkhole is colored by the salts and minerals dissolved in it the reflection presents an image that is differently colored than the original."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:52 AM

THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES
 
Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scripture in the Twenty-First Century
 
Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed
 
[Still under construction; updated 23 September]
 
By Årstein Justnes and Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:53 AM

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW
 
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
 
Reading the Scrolls and Experiencing Qumran Archaeology with Hanan Eshel
 
by Joshua Matson in Articles
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:54 AM

Of interest:
 
EXCLUSIVE: New Archaeology Shows ‘Refugee Camp,’ Not Just Rebels, Atop Masada
 
Ilan Ben Zion
 
September 10, 2017
 
Masada, Judean Desert
 
Nikki Casey
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:04 AM

A 2,000-Year-Old Murder Leads to an Illicit Burial in the Heart of the West Bank
 
When archaeologists said 7 women and a youth found in caves were slain by Romans during the Great Revolt, settlers secretly stepped in to illegally pay their last respects
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
September 12, 2017, 3:11 pm
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:05 AM

The National Emblem Of Israel
 
By Saul Jay Singer -  9 Elul 5777 – August 30, 2017
 
"When Israel declared its independence in May 1948, the new Jewish state needed an official emblem by which to demonstrate its sovereignty to the world. Toward that end, Minhelet Ha’am (the Provisional Council of State) announced a competition three weeks later seeking proposals from Israel’s graphic designers."

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:33 AM

Epic Quest to Document 'Miracle' of Hebrew Language
 
September 14, 2017 by Mike Smith
 
"The bespectacled man with two pens in his shirt pocket and a black skullcap atop grey hair points to his computer screen and explains an epic project spanning generations.
 
Gabriel Birnbaum, 66, is a senior researcher helping document and define every Hebrew word ever—from ancient texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls to the contemporary novels of Israeli literary figures like Amos Oz.
 
It is a mammoth task under way since 1959, and even though a milestone has been reached on the digital project, there are still many years to go."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:40 AM

Where Did the Temple Menorah Go?
 
Did it go back to Jerusalem?
 
Marek Dospěl  •  09/18/2017
 
"After quelling a dangerous revolt in the Roman province of Judea in 71 C.E., Emperor Vespasian and his son Titus returned to Rome to publicly celebrate their victory. Following an ancient martial tradition, they marched victoriously through the city center in a riotous triumphal procession, parading prisoners and spoils of the war."
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:44 AM

How Ancient Jews Dated Years
 
As published in Strata in Biblical Archaeology Review
 
Biblical Archaeology Society Staff  •  09/19/2017
 
This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in 2013.—Ed.
 
“During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and, more rarely, even fifth year of the revolt. In other words, dating began with the beginning of the revolt. Many of the coins also bore legends like “Jerusalem the Holy” or “Freedom of Zion.”
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:52 AM

Shofar Announces the Jewish New Year
 
Posted on September 21, 2017 
 
"Our Jewish friends are currently celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. The ram’s horn is blown leading up to the celebration.
 
The ram’s horn was important in the history of Israel. One of the words often used for the horn is shofar (or shophar)."

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

Fall 2017, Featured Articles, Reports
 
Adapting PlanGrid to Archaeology
 
By Chris McKinny and Itzhaq Shai   
 
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
 
Abstract 
 
"This report presents the past four years of our adaptation and implementation of the construction program PlanGrid as a digital field registration system at the Tel Burna Archaeological Project (Israel). In this report, we will discuss the following: (1) the benefits of using PlanGrid with tablets and smartphones; (2) details related to our specific adaptation at Tel Burna; (3) this past season’s innovation of replacing traditional architectural top plans with photographs taken with a camera attached to an overhead apparatus; and (4) instructions on how other projects may implement PlanGrid as a digital archaeological tool."

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:40 AM

Afterlife Snack: Jar of Toads Popped Open in 4,000-year-old Canaanite Tomb Dig
 
Excavation just outside Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo gives window into funerary rites, with unexpected remains of decapitated toads and not-local myrtle and date pollen
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
September 25, 2017, 2:31 pm
 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 03:01 AM

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree
 
From Lawrence Mykytiuk's BAR article identifying real New Testament political figures
 
Lawrence Mykytiuk   •  09/25/2017
 
"In “New Testament Political Figures Confirmed” in the September/October 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk examines the political figures in the New Testament who can be identified in the archaeological record and by extra-Biblical writings. Below, see a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.—Ed."

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

In Unsubtle Critique, Israel Gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus Replica
 
"Cultural agency's chief Irina Bokova accepts frieze of menorah being carted off by Romans as 'recognition of the strength of our partnership with Israel'"
 
By RAPHAEL AHREN
 
September 26, 2017, 7:08 pm 
 

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 10:24 AM

Lost First-Temple Jewish City Discovered Under IDF Training Base
 
By JNi.Media -  8 Tishri 5778 – September 28, 2017
 
"A few weeks ago, the staff of the Archeology Department of the IDF Civil Administration arrived at the area of a now abandoned training base, next door to the town of Beit El in Samaria, and, digging under the old parade grounds, they were astonished to discover a hidden Jewish city, Yedioth Aharonot reported Thursday.
 
The dig revealed a Jewish settlement of several dozen residents, dating back to the First Temple period. It was later inhabited during the Persian period and expanded in the Hellenistic and Hasmonean periods, remaining in Jewish hands until the Roman era."

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:37 AM

Disproving 'Temple Mount Denial' One Bucket at a Time

 

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD   OCTOBER 6, 2017 08:03 
 
"No civilized person in the world can claim Temple denial or lack of a Jewish link to Jerusalem."
 
"When Wakf bulldozers illegally ascended the Temple Mount in 1999 to surreptitiously remove thousands of tons of ancient soil to make way for a subterranean mosque, two archeologists found hope in recovering some of the Jewish heritage that crime destroyed. 
 

As countless invaluable artifacts dating from the First Temple period at Judaism’s holiest site were dumped in a garbage heap in the capital’s Kidron Valley, Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira saw an opportunity."

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