Archaeological tidbits to finish off 2008

I’ve been remiss for a few weeks. Here is a roundup of some interesting things.

  • Todd Bolen has posted his Top 8 Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible for 2008.
  • For jewelry buffs – A very large stash of perfectly preserved gold coins from the 7th-century A.D. were recently discovered in a Jerusalem dig.  A well-designed gold, pearl and emerald earring from 1,700 – 2,000 years ago was also found in Jerusalem.
  • I have had the privilege to visit the British Museum, with its rich collections of antiquities, on two occasions. Neither visit has been for as long a duration as I would wish. The museum currently has a special exhibit titled “Bablyon: Myth and Reality.” There are many Bible connections to Babylon. I hope to have an opportunity to visit the exhibit soon. If you are able to visit before it ends on March 15th, you will probably enjoy.
  • I’ve referred to Ferrell Jenkins before, but his blog is updated frequently with interesting information and photos. One of my favorites.
  • Another blog that I check daily is that of Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, whose archaeologically-based drawings have been sought by movie producers, National Geographic, and the ESV Study Bible. The site has various media products for sale, including PowerPoint files, books, digital images and CD’s of his work.

About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads popular study tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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2 Responses to Archaeological tidbits to finish off 2008

  1. Jared Saltz says:

    Congratulations on your previous poster–hope it turns into something as it’s such a passion of yours. On that note, you certainly need to continue study of Hebrew, Winegreen would be an ideal read for the 12+hr plane rides too and from Spain this month.

  2. cristina and noemi says:


    somos las hermanas de la iglesia de Badalona, nos gusto ye stamos muy agradecidas por vuestra visita, ya que nos hizo ser mas fuertes espiritualmente, esperamos vernos de nuevo pronto, i poder viajar nosotras tambien para alli. Muchisimas gracias por los estudios, y los momentos compartidos, tanto contigo, como con tu padre y con Jhon!

    esperamos que hayais llegado bien a Sevilla, y que disfruteis con los hermanos, saludos a todos los hermanos de nuestra parte!!

    esta muy interesante el blog , jajajajaja

    P.D: ya nos diras el sexo del bebe!


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