Sodom & Gomorrah-revisited

It is a well known fact that I am a vocal opponent of the claim that Tell El-Hamman is Sodom and I will not change that opposition. In a new paper found at:  {second article on that page} I revisited the issue but instead of rehashing old points the focus was on what to … Continue reading Sodom & Gomorrah-revisited

Carthage & Child Sacrifice

This is still a topic of debate today and it exemplifies one of the major problem with using archaeology to determine what took place in the past. With archaeology being vulnerable to the personalities of ancient people we can never be sure if we have the truth about an event or topic such as this … Continue reading Carthage & Child Sacrifice

Other Bloggers & Forums

I have noticed something over the years and it is playing out on all the chat forums and weblogs I have visited. People like to scream for free speech, freedom of expression and they attack those who deny them such outlets. BUT, when they decide to own and run their own forums or weblogs, those … Continue reading Other Bloggers & Forums

Ancient Life in Israel

It seems that Dr. William Dever has written a new book and it focuses on the life of the ordinary people of Israel. It is called, The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel and it runs for 446 pages. If it is anything like his work Did God Have a Wife?, then we can … Continue reading Ancient Life in Israel

The Talpiot Tombs

Over the past few months a highly chrged debate has taken place about the supposed discovery made by Dr. James Tabor and his partner S. Jacobovici. This discussion has been documented here:  and there is no need to rehash old ground. Suffice it to say that the debate has dwindled down as the press … Continue reading The Talpiot Tombs