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.
We should keep asking such questions . . .
It is rare that Christian practice gets a fair and respectful treatment in the secular press. I commend Vox, one of my regular reads. If you have a friend who is curious about Lent, send this link. Read it yourself, and you might learn something new.
A good overview of the excavations of Masada, the politics involved, and the problems with Josephus’ account of the end of the Zealot holdouts. I have always been suspicious of the story. Judge for yourselves!