2012 Archaeology News

The black screens cover the areas of the Ophel Excavations on the south end of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The black screens cover the areas of the Ophel Excavations on the south end of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

I’ll openly admit, I don’t know much about archaeology. But, I enjoy learning about it and am always very interested in learning what they find. Recently, I’ve seen a couple of items on the Internet that reflected back on the archaeology in 2012. I highly recommend reading and/or watching them.

2012 Ophel Excavation – Dr. Eilat Mazar lead the effort just to the south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This area is typically referred to as the Ophel (2 Chronicles 27:3). They have produced an eleven-minute video which sums up the work that they have done during 2012. The last five minutes of the film are especially interesting with Dr. Mazar walking through a number of the excavations and providing her own analysis.

Continental News has produced an article entitled “The Top Ten Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2012″. I was lucky enough to be in Jerusalem at the same time of the announcement of the First Temple Period Reservoir (#3 on their list), but was unable to see if for myself. It’s on my Bucket List.

HT: Luke Chandler, Ferrell Jenkins, Todd Bolen

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