Category Archives: Archaeology

More on Steve in Ashkelon

I reported last week about one of our congregants who is in Ashkelon, Israel, at the moment working on an archaeological dig. He is working a section of the Roman odeon/theater and mentioned a few mysteries they hope this season’s … Continue reading

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Steve in Ashkelon

About a year ago, we at Tikvat David had the great fortune to have Steve and Grace Purtell come and join our congregation. I mention this because Steve, a grad student, is away for six weeks on an archaeological dig … Continue reading

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Explained: The Lead Codices

At last we get a good summary of the con-job attempted on the world. Tom Verenna explains the sad story of the lead codices hoax. He also makes passing reference to the latest pseudo-archeology craze: Simcha Jacobovici claims (falsely) to … Continue reading

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City of David, Balanced Article

Israel Finkelstein takes a good middle ground in this article about the City of David, the southern ridge of the old city of Jerusalem. For example, he notes that Palestinian claims that there was never a Temple are rejected by … Continue reading

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The Lead Codices Aren't … They Just Aren't

They are not long lost texts that will redefine the meaning of Jesus’ death. They are not a find to rival the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is a chance they may turn out to be something quite significant — but … Continue reading

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MJPassages 12-31-10

Fish in the Israeli desert? Jim Davila comments on Simcha Jacobovici (the Naked Archaeologist). Synagogues in the Middle Ages using the Greek Bible? Free eBook versions of the Siddur? The Economist says PhD’s are not worthwhile?

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Bible & Archaeology News 12-29

Will the Russians find Sodom beneath the Dead Sea? . . . A humorous rejoinder (with pictures) to mythicists (they say Yeshua is a myth). . . . A scholar commends caring about both TEXT and ARTIFACT.

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Tidbits from the ArchaeoBlogs, December 13

At MJPassages.com, I’ve posted RSS feeds and some info leading to some of my favorite Biblio, Archaeo, MJ, Judeo, and Theo blogs. Over time, I will refine and improve the site. My intention is to create a place for people … Continue reading

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Announcement: MJPassages

http://MJPassages.com Your intersection for good things Jewish, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Judeo-Christian, biblical, archaeological, and theological. It’s not yet a finished product, but there’s a good bit already to explore. Should be easy to explore on your triptophan buzz this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Milk and What Kind of Honey?

It’s known as the land of milk and honey. The primary meaning of honey (d’vash) here is probably fruit honey, such as date syrup, which was a common part of the diet in ancient Israel and surrounding lands. But evidence … Continue reading

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