Monthly Archives: May 2013

Magness-some far-fetched claims

Throughout Jodi Magness’s The Archeology of the Holy Land, she has sidebars where she briefly deals with some specific topics that interest her.  At the end of her chapter about tombs she has sidebars about the Talpiyot Tomb and the … Continue reading

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Magness-cross and empty tomb

In The Archeology of the Holy Land, Jodi Magness follows up her discussion of tombs and burial practices with a discussion of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Archeology attests crucifixion in Jerusalem. In north Jerusalem in 1968 there was discovered … Continue reading

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Magness-rock-cut tombs

Coming out of the Memorial Day weekend, I will discuss Jodi Magness’s chapter on tombs.  A good many of the finds around Jerusalem have concerned the rock-cut tombs that envelope the old city on three sides. We are not entirely … Continue reading

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Magness-Masada

 In The Archeology of the Holy Land, Jodi Magness goes back to the building activity of Herod the Great to tell the story of Masada.  On a 1300 foot mesa in the southern desert near the Dead Sea, Herod built … Continue reading

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Magness-the Galilee of Jesus

  Jodi Magness, in The Archeology of the Holy Land, talks about early first century Galilee. Archeological finds that relate to the life and ministry of Jesus are sparse.  This is partly because of the narrow time frame.  Things that … Continue reading

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Magness-lead in to a Monty Python sketch

In reading Jodi Magness work, The Archeology of the Holy Land, I have been looking for things I did not know before.  There are several. In regards to the early Roman period, which corresponds to the time of the New … Continue reading

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Magness-Herod’s other temples

Jodi Magness in The Archeology of the Holy Land has a good deal of material about the Herodian period. The New Testament refers to several Herods.  This family of Idumean (Edomite) converts to Judaism ruled as clients of the Roman … Continue reading

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