Here’s an interesting article on the archaeology of Ur.
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I’ve been watching all of the first six hours of “The Bible.” There are some good parts. I liked the Samson parts, and the Bethsaida stela of the bovine deity was cool. But their Satan character really does look like Obama. Check it out.
A swarm of locusts has been devastating crops in Egypt, just in time for Passover. Locusts were the seventh plague. I missed reports of the earlier ones, including my favorite, the frogs.
I love Bible movies for the same reason I love Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space: they’re ridiculously horrible. Stupid costumes, even dumber dialogue. That’s why I’ll be watching the 10 hour series The Bible set to debut tonight on … wait for it… the History Channel. Once again, bad actors, bad writers, [...]
Dylan Bergeson authors “The Biblical Pseudo-Archaeologists Pillaging the West Bank” for The Atlantic. It’s about how Israel’s Civil Administration is authorizing some religious nuts, mostly Americans, to pillage archaeological sites in the occupied West Bank. It doesn’t address a very important issue though: who actually owns these artifacts? Anyway, archaeology when done well is a [...]
Canadian journalist Simcha Jacobovici has often been involved with sensational claims pertaining to early Christianity. Television shows that he has produced have claimed that the resurrection didn’t happen because Jesus’ bones are buried right next to Mary Magdalene’s in a Jerusalem tomb. He also proposes that the nails buried in the High Priest Caiaphas’ [...]
The holiest place on earth for Christians is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. This marks the spot where Jesus was buried, and where Christians believe, Jesus rose from the dead. In the past, the Israeli government let the utilities bills for the church slide. But over the past two years, the water [...]
A Polish rock band, Behemoth, is in trouble for tearing up a Bible while on stage.
The mystery of the Aleppo Codex as told in the NY Times Magazine.
Moshe Koppel at Bar Ilan University used a computer algorithm to detect at least two sources in the Torah.