I have yet to visit this site. But Machaerus was one of Herod’s fortresses and was the later location of the execution of John the Baptist. Missed this article earlier this summer.
I agree. Money from the government undercuts Christian stewardship and its strings will secularize. Beware, churches (and colleges).
You knew I would post this one . . .
A very detailed article about the churches at Hippos, the Northeast Insula Project, and the architectural changes in the 6th century.
Burial boxes marked with Jesus’ name revealed in Jerusalem archaeological warehouse – Archaeology – Haaretz.com
The IAA displays artifacts from the time of Jesus . . . we can know so much about the world in which He lived. But His words are what give us access to Him.
For an update on the current state of theorizing about the DDS (Dead Sea Scraps) . . . Good to see that monolithic theories are fading . . .
Restored, but still in danger … the saga of the Holy Sepulchre. This article has good photos and a history of the site.
I expect some wonderful and interesting discoveries from the oldest Christian library never disrupted by raids or war.
Ramses is sometimes identified as the pharaoh of the Exodus, but his date is too late for standard Biblical chronology. The carving seems amazing.
This long overdue project is supposed to be finished by Easter . . . a great improvement for those who visit the site. Whether it is the exact site of the burial of Jesus is, of course, uncertain. It proximity is highly likely.