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Poetry from Egypt & Mesopotamia (Forerunners)

Eventually the usual suspects will fill the Forerunners section, everybody from the Beowulf poet forward. But I also hope to include a great deal of ancient and obscure poetry, translated into English by scholars who should have a larger audience. 836 more words

Creation in the Biblical Worldview

Here are some helpful articles from from BioLogos that give insight into what the creation narratives of Genesis mean. 19 more words

Media And Resources

How I ended up here: pre-season chat with area supervisor Assaf Kleiman

So, Assaf, tell us a little about yourself

I’m a Ph.D. candidate at Tel Aviv University, my PhD dissertation deals with the material culture of the border regions between the Northern Kingdom and Aram Damascus; it is funded by the Sinergia project (“The History of the Pentateuch: Combining Literary and Archaeological Approaches”), which is a joint project between Tel Aviv, Zurich and Lausanne universities. 569 more words


A Constitution for the People of God: a ★★★★★ book review

What do you think of The Ten Commandments? Nope, I am not talking about Charlton Heston in Technicolor, but the words God spoke to Moses on Mt. 842 more words


Orthodox Churches and the Distortion of “Grace”

This is the first of a 2 part series of posts on the phenomenon of unbiblical understandings of “grace” that permeates Ghanaian Christianity.

Readers of my blog will notice that I have a problem with the way Ghanaian cultural Christianity uses the term… 1,883 more words

The Church

Weekend Activities - Tel Megiddo

This beautiful archaeological site is Kiriath-Jearim’s sister excavation, as we share a director, Professor Israel Finkelstien. The excavations at Megiddo take place, every other year, so this year (2017) our director, as well as other staff members, will be at Kiriath-Jearim digging with us. 427 more words


I can't tell you how much I LOVE this - Kim Haines-Eitzen's acoustic soundscapes

Every once in a while you stumble across one of those research projects which is so fascinating, so perfectly in tune with your own loves, interests and quirks that it is almost as if it were written for you and you alone? 1,027 more words

Ancient Near East