Category Archives: Research

The Tomb of the Shroud in Jerusalem

In a previous post, we commented on the finding of a 1st century tomb, containing bones and the remains of a linen shroud, next to the Tomb of Annas which we have been able to identify earlier. The tomb was … 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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What happened to Solomon’s Palace in Jerusalem?

Certain images in the Image Library have been particularly popular with both teachers and publishers. Among these is the drawing of the development of the Temple Mount throughout the ages: Often downloaded together with this is an image which shows … 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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Read the Dead Sea Scrolls online

From the website of the Israel Museum: The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before … Continue reading

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Lectures at the Palestine Exploration Fund, London

If you’re in London during the next few months, you may find the following lectures interesting: The Palestine Exploration Fund: Forthcoming Lectures 06 October 2011 The Petra Effect: Archaeology and Psychical Research at George Horsfield and Agnes Conway’s Excavations 10 November … Continue reading

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News of Biblical Turkey

Mark Wilson sends word from Turkey that the Spring 2011 issue of the Asia Minor Report is available. You can read it here: Asia Minor Report 11 or subscribe by contacting Mark at: Of particular interest is his review of Wall Painting … Continue reading

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Building the Second Temple

Zeev Lewy published an interesting article about the use of stone from Solomon’s Quarries during the building of Herod’s Temple. These underground quarries are located near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. At the conclusion of his article he wrote: Subsurface … Continue reading

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Volume on The Temple in Jerusalem in honour of Prof. Louis Feldman now out

The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah: Studies in Honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman (Brill Reference Library of Judaism) [Hardcover] On the weekend of May 11 – 12, 2008, I attended a conference at the Yeshiva University, New … Continue reading

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Dr. Leen Ritmeyer interview today on the LandMinds show – update

Update: You can listen to the interview here: From Joe Lauer: Barnea Levi Selavan informs us that the 5:30 pm (10:30 am NY time) second segment of today’s LandMinds show will feature an interview with Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, who is well-known for his … Continue reading

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