Monday Meandering — March 19

Greatest Finds. The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs has compiled a list of the “Greatest archeological finds in Israel” here with links. Places include Masada, Megiddo, Beit Guvrin-Maresha, Ashkelon, the City of David, Hazor, Dan, Herodion, Khirbet Qeiyafa, and Tel es-Safi (Gath), and others.

The Scale of the Universe 2 here. Fascinating. Requires Flash. Reminds me of two Biblical references.

 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,  4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:3-4 ESV)

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  (Colossians 1:16-17 ESV)

Marine Life in the Corinthian Gulf here. Beautiful photos.

The Acrocorinth. Wonderful, clear view of the mountain above ancient Corinth here. Carl Rasmussen has posted several other nice photos of Corinth recently.

A history of the Roman Empire in 75 seconds here.

The Burnt House. The headline in the Jerusalem Post read “House in Old City as Titus left it.” Leen Ritmeyer includes this and another news article, along with his reconstruction of the Burnt House here.

Geopolitics of Israel. Every student of Bible geography will enjoy the analysis of the geopolitics of Israel by the Stratfor Global Intelligence here.

2,000-year-old Israeli date palm. Has it been trumped by a 32,000-year-old Russian flower? Tom Powers provides some links about the palm which is now about 8 feet tall, here.

HT: Aren Maeir; NT Resources Blog; Corinthian Matters; Luke Chandler’s Blog; Bible Places Blog.

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