- "It makes me tingle with pleasure from head to toe when I see that through me, poor wretched man that I am, God the Lord maddens and exasperates you hellish and worldly people, so that in your spite you will burst and tear yourselves to pieces – while I sit under the shade of faith and the Lord’s Prayer, laughing at you devils and your crew as you blubber and struggle in your great fury." — Martin Luther
Category Archives: Archaeology
When the recent discovery of a bulla was announced by the media they interviewed the dig director for his view and Israel Finkelstein for his. In spite of the fact that the report was posted online (and thus had … Continue reading
Noting in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 134.3 (2014) This project, which draws on a wide variety of materials from surveys as well as excavations, has convincingly established certain aspects of ancient Israelite society. However, it is not … Continue reading
The Antiquities Ministry has suspended an excavation license given to a Brigham Young University archaeology team following a story in The Daily Mail newspaper quoting the team’s leader saying they may have discovered “one million mummies,” a claim the ministry … Continue reading
Yuck. It must really taste awful.
Joe Zias has a post worth reading in the Times of Israel today. Jerusalem’s vast number of ancient tombs have always been a source of important archaeological information concerning those historical personages to whom one is in debt. Unfortunately while … Continue reading
A while back the press was screaming or screeching excitedly that a synagogue had been found in Magdala. Nope. Turns out it wasn’t that at all. Jona Lendering sums up the situation in a sentence or two- The palace of … Continue reading