Category Archives: Jordan

Short Video: From Jericho to Masada at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is always an enjoyable place to visit. I make a point of going there during every trip to Israel. A warm float in the Dead Sea and the fresh, cool waterfalls of Ein Gedi wash away every … Continue reading

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Can the Dead Sea be brought back to life? Finally, a plan is emerging.

The Dead Sea is dying, but after decades of dropping water levels (over 80 feet in a few decades) plans are being drawn up to save it. The dying of the Dead Sea is a huge, under-reported, environmental disaster. It … Continue reading

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Evidence that Lead Codices (Books) May Be Fake

Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica received an email from a colleague that sheds remarkable light on the “discovery” of the ancient Christian-linked lead books. In a nutshell, David Elkington (the same guy who’s hawking the lead codices) requested translation help last … Continue reading

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Have You Heard About Those 2,000 year-old Lead Books?

* 2,000- year-old books/codices made of lead, each page no bigger than a credit card. * Text is partially in code and contains early Christian symbols, including a depiction of Jerusalem with a cross outside the walls. * Jordanian government … Continue reading

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Road from ancient Madaba map uncovered in Jerusalem

Workers upgrading the infrastructure in Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate have uncovered an A.D. 6th century road that is displayed on the ancient Madaba Map. The Madaba Map is a large mosaic reproduction of Palestine and Egypt that was created around the … Continue reading

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