Daily Gleanings: SCJ Plenaries (15 April 2019)

On 5–6 April, I attended the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. One of the most fascinating papers was that by David Fiensy. The paper was rather innocuously titled “Interpreting Acts: The Value of Archaeology.” But David delivered a fascinating, eye-opening discussion of disease in the ancient Mediterranean. David’s primary evidence is archaeologically preserved in bones and […]

Daily Gleanings (12 April 2019)

Douglas Estes (and others) have picked up the story of the excavation of a Nathan-Melech bulla in Jerusalem. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” – Michelangelo via Michael Hyatt Daily Gleanings for 12 April 2019 […]

Didaktikos 1

Faithlife has launched a new journal specifically for faculty, Didaktikos, which focuses on issues related to theological education. The primary editor is Douglas Estes, and the editorial board includes Karen Jobes, Randolph Richards, Beth Stovell, and Douglas Sweeney. The inaugural issue includes authors and topics of broad interest: • Mark Noll talks about teaching with expertise […]

Price and House, “Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology”

Due out this November is Randall Price and Wayne House’s Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology. According to the book’s blurb, The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section […]

Qumran Cave 12: Update 3

Discussion of the recent Qumran-vicinity cave finds since the previous post tracking the story here includes: Ami Magazine (HT: Lawrence Schiffman): Information about the new cave find with a fuller discussion of matters related to earlier Qumran-vicinity finds. In the cave’s apparently blank parchment fragment, Schiffman also suggests we find evidence for how demonstrably later forgeries could […]

A Seal Impression from Hezekiah

From Jim Davila: THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM: Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Ophel Excavations South of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. “First seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation Discovery brings to life the Biblical narratives about King Hezekiah and the activity […]