Category Archives: History

Newly released historic film collection includes scenes of the Holy Land

Israel’s History – a Picture a day announced that: The giant newsreel archive British Pathé, released its entire collection of 85,000 films to the public this week. The films, dating from 1896 to 1976, include hundreds of newsreels from Palestine prior … Continue reading

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Kh. el-Maqatir – ‘Joshua’s Ai’ Exhibition

The Associates for Biblical Research announced the opening of an exhibition called: “Khirbet el-Maqatir: The History of a Biblical Site” at the Dunham Bible Museum of Houston Baptist University, January 21st through December, 2014″ Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical … Continue reading

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Jerusalem – new reconstruction drawings

Our Image Library has been updated with many new drawings. There are two new series on Jerusalem, new reconstruction drawings in portrait orientation of the Tabernacle, the Temples of Solomon and Herod, also of Herodium and other sites. Throughout its … Continue reading

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Jerusalem the Movie filmed in iMax 3D

About two years ago, we mentioned in a post that an epic movie about Jerusalem was being made in iMax format. As of August 16, this year, the movie has been released and will be distributed by National Graphic. It … Continue reading

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Top Ten Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2012

ARTIFAX magazine and The Book & The Spade radio program have published the Top Ten Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2012. Both organisations are interested in archaeology from the biblical point of view. Many more discoveries were made in 2012, … Continue reading

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Chronological Life Application Study Bible

Last week I received a copy of the new Chronological Life Application Study Bible, produced by Tyndale House Publishers. Its approach is quite unique in that the chapters are arranged in chronological order. As an example, it was surprising, but … Continue reading

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Virtual Walking Tour of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Although it has been online for a while, this Virtual Walking Tour of the Temple Mount remains fascinating to watch. It has been produced by the Saudi Aramco World. Haram al-Sharif, as the Temple Mount is known in Arabic, is … Continue reading

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First annual conference of Hekhal: the Irish Society for the Ancient Near East

Just returned from Dublin where our attendance at Hekhal’s conference on “The Other Temples” was time well spent. As Lidia Matassa, the society’s president, wrote in her introduction to the conference programme: “Hekhal was born in July 2011, out of … Continue reading

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A fruitful period in the history of Israel’s archaeology!

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs showcases the immense contribution of this tiny country to the archaeology of the region. Read the interesting article below. HT: Joe Lauer   Greatest archaeological finds in Israel Every day, the Israel Antiquities Authority has … Continue reading

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Anson Rainey

Received this notification from Carta: Yesterday we marked the first anniversary of the passing of Anson, a great scholar, a superb teacher and above all, a true friend. Along with his unique contribution to the study of Bible Lands – languages, … Continue reading

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