Category Archives: Archaeology

Coins from the Joseph Era found In Egypt!?

News reports are buzing this morning about a cache of coins discovered among some unsorted artifacts in the recesses of the Museum of Egypt. Not only are coins not thought to have been used in ancient Egypt, more surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Knohl, “Gabriel’s Revelation” Tablet, and the Resurrection

I just came home from the lake and noticed that many news sources are carrying a story about a paper that Professor Israel Knohl presented at an Israel Museum conference on his interpretation of the so-called “Gabriel’s Revelation” tablet. Knohl … Continue reading

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First Temple Archaeological Excavation Yeilds Seal, Among Other Things

Yitzhak Sapir drew our attention to a new press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority on the Biblicalist email discussion group this morning. about some recent discoveries from an archaeological salvage excavation being carried out just west of the Temple … Continue reading

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King Herod Video

This video clip from Fox News is a pretty good summary of the discovery of Herod’s tomb (and it allows me to try out my multimedia plugin). WPvideo 1.10 Download Tags: Archaeology, King Herod, Tomb

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A Tale of Two Tombs

AKM Adams had an interesting random thought about the recent discovery of King Herod’s tomb. He links to the press release by the Hebrew University and then makes the following comment: What, you say you didn’t hear about this archaeological … Continue reading

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King Herod’s Tomb: Some Pictures

Courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, here are some pictures related to the discovery of the tomb of Herod the Great. Above: A general view of the slope of Herodium in which Herod’s tomb was found.   Above: The … Continue reading

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Herod: What You May Not Have Known

Todd Bolen has an interesting post about King Herod: King Herod: Ten Things You Didn’t Know. Give it a gander. Tags: Archaeology, Discovery, King Herod, Herod the Great, Herodium, Herod’s Tomb

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More on Herod’s Tomb

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem held a press conference this morning on the discovery of Herod’s tomb. Here is an excerpt from the press release: Jerusalem, May 8, 2007 — The long search for Herod the Great’s tomb has ended … Continue reading

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Tomb Discovered of Herod the Great

Based on a press release from the Hebrew University in Israel, the tomb of King Herod was discovered at the Herodium, one of Herod’s palace-fortresses bordering the Judean desert. King Herod — as known as “Herod the Great” — ruled … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Semitic Snake Spells (or “Snakes in a Pyramid”)

“Ancient Egyptian Semitic Snake Spells” — say that five times fast! As I am getting caught up on some blogging, Shawn Flynn had brought to my attention an interesting article about some semitic spells found on the walls of the … Continue reading

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