Camels in the Bible on Hump Day

| February 12, 2014

It’s Wednesday and, wouldn’t you know it, someone sent me a link to the following article: “Will Camel Discovery Break the Bible’s Back?” In case you’re not up on the problem of camels for the Bible (shame on you), here’s an excerpt: “. . . a scientific report [has] establish[ed] that camels, the basic mode […]

Doing Archaeology Without the Bible?

| October 15, 2013

The ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) blog by archaeologist Steven Collins entitled, “Has Archaeology Gone Overboard in Throwing Out the Bible?” It’s an interesting take on the tense and terse relationship between biblical maximalists and minimalists. For those unacquainted with the terminology, see here for an older post of mine (and its links). The […]

Archaeologists Discover the House of Elisha – Not So Fast

| August 5, 2013

I’d encourage readers to check out this worthwhile post from Todd Bolen of the Bible Places blog. It’s a measured, coherent response to a sensationalist claim reported by CBN. The archaeologist involved (Ami Mazar) and epigrapher Stephen Pfann (a friend of mine) are the real deal. Nevertheless, Bolen’s cautions are appropriate. Technorati Tags: archaeology, elisha, […]

Hebrew, Ugaritic, and ANE Archaeology Titles That Need Some Love

| May 25, 2013

As readers know, every once in a while some items that we’re working on at Logos Bible Software are in need of a a little push to get them into production. There are hundreds of such items on the Logos website, but these are near and dear to someone like me. I’m hoping that some […]

Why Sodom and Gomorrah are Not Located at Tall al-Hamman

| March 4, 2013

Todd Bolen at the Bible Places blog begins his post on this ¬†issue this way: “The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article by Steven Collins this month it will receive the widest […]