Excavating ‘Auja el-Foqa

It is good to learn that the archaeologists at the different sites in Israel had no real problems with the present CoViD-19 pandemic. At ‘Auja el-Foqa it might be due to the timing of their dig season last year (February 9–20, 2020), that the researchers were not affected by the virus. Directed by David Ben-Shlomo […]

Masada and its secrets

Masada is a stronghold (which is a translation of the Hebrew) or rock fortress on an isolated high hill surrounded by precipitous cliffs and therefore nearly impregnable, situated at the E Judean desert close to the Dead Sea, some 16.5 km (10 mi.) S of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, across […]

Armageddon – City of Megiddo

In our last article concerning many questions posted to us, we come to take a look at Megiddo and the “plain of Megiddo” which with its strategic location has been the site of many ancient battles and is described to be part of a later Big Battle. It has been claimed that more battles have been held in Megiddo than at any other place on the earth. Cline (2002) counts a least 34 wars at Megiddo from ~2350 BCE to CE 2000.

Sex in the Kingdom of God

In the Plan of God is the population of the whole earth. There are many people who wonder how man shall live in that Kingdom of God and if they would still enjoy sex.

Riches of Egypt

Continuing using some of our brethren’s writings from the past to give some answers to questions posed by our readers, and to show some ideas of how was thought by certain brothers in the past. We want to remind you that those writings do not always present the general thought of today. Answers Concerning Prophecies […]

King of the South

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #20 King of the South If it be a true principle, as laid down by Dr. Thomas, that “In speaking of the events of these days, the prophets refer not to races of men, but to powers on territories designated by the names of the people who anciently inhabited […]

Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #19 Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem It is not to be supposed that literally all the world will go up to Jerusalem at one time. The prophecies of Scripture are always to be interpreted according to the rules of right reason; for before God sent us His word He endowed […]

Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple Prior to the work entitled “The Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy”, by H. Sulley (see “Christadelphian Answers”, Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy), the generally accepted form of the predicted Temple was that of a square building measuring 500 cubits each way. This building, or rather series […]

Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17 Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy Until the Nineteenth Century, all the principal ex-positors of Ezekiel had pictured the Temple foretold inchapters xl.-xliii. as a building 500 cubits square (about 875 feet), enclosed within a wall of 3,000 cubits (500 reeds, or about 5,250 feet); but, in the year 1885, […]

Weapons of War as Fuel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #16 Weapons of War as Fuel The apparent difficulty here is that in view of the composition of modern weapons of war, it seems impossible that the debris of the Gogian munitions of war would suffice for seven years’ fuel (Ezek. xxxix. 9). “And they that dwell in the […]

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish Beyond question, Britain is modern Tarshish. There is not a single Bible reference but what is confirmatory of that conclusion. Bible students have discerned such is so from a consideration of the various texts where Tarshish is spoken of (1 Kings x. 22; 2Chron. ix. […]

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish Tarshish seems to have been a name of somewhat general import in ancient days. There were certainly two places bearing the name — one in the east, reached by ships which sailed from Ezion-gaber, on the Red Sea, and the other in the west to which ships […]

Gog

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #10 Gog A name found in two notable prophecies of “the latter days”, both pre-Millennial and post-Millennial (Ezek. xxxviii., xxxix.; Rev. xx.). In “Elpis Israel“, Dr. Thomas, following Michaelis, makes the mistake of saying: “Gog is a Gentile, and not a Hebrew name”. Gog is a Hebrew name, being […]

Virtual Museum Tours

In light of the global pandemic, museums throughout the world have closed their physical doors. Yet rather than pausing their educational mission, many have opened up their collections to be explored and enjoyed digitally. Even if you are confined within your home, you can virtually tour some of the world’s top museums. Visit artsandculture.google.com/partner to […]

Lachish in the Bible

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
When I talk to people and let them know that I am going on an archaeological dig, one of the first things they want to know is where will I be digging. When I give Lachish as the answer I usually get confused looks. Even a colleague who grew…

Thinking of Lachish

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
This weekend I have been listening to II Kings while out walking. Of course this means that I have also been thinking of Lachish as it is mentioned several times in the narrative. I have been to Lachish on each of my four trips to Israel, and on two…

The Lachish Latrine

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
This morning while checking the latest posts on Facebook I discovered that Tel Lachish was in the news. I had eagerly been waiting for this news and planned to write a blog post as soon as it was released. However, it came on a busy day for me. I…

Digging in a Temple

Originally posted on Braman's Wanderings:
Today in the news there have been articles about a Canaanite Temple that was found at Lachish in Israel. Below is a link to an article in Arutz Sheva. 3,000-year-old Canaanite temple discovered in southern Israel Several years ago I spent a couple of weeks digging in the temple…

Good reason to visit certain places in Israel

Having a look at some present excavations which may attract the present tourist in the Holy Land.

Ancient Jerusalem had not just one temple

An Iron Age temple near Jerusalem has upended the idea that the ancient Kingdom of Judah had just one temple