Early Christian persecution under the Romans sometimes took the form of Damnatio ad metalla, or condemnation to the mines. Startling new evidence of this practice has been found in the desolate copper mines of the Faynan region of modern Jordan.
Recent archaeological discoveries in Jordan have helped transform our understanding of the Biblical world. The fifth volume of theNew Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land gives particular attention to the archaeology of Jordan.
This free Web guide allows you to delve deep into the magnificent history of Jordan, a beautiful land with a rich connection to the Bible. The guide includes overviews of Petra, Bethany beyond the Jordan and the Ammonite citadel of Rabbath Ammon.
Our free eBook Exploring Jordan: The Other Biblical Land introduces this ancient land that has all too often been relegated to the margins of Biblical archaeology. Each article guides you through a magnificent and legendary site located across the River Jordan.
Elad, the Jerusalem-based group that operates the City of David archaeological park, has begun a new initiative to map, photograph and record all of the Jewish tombstones from the Mount of Olives.
Researchers are attempting to create a 750-mile-long hiking trail linking Turkey, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Israel that will retrace Abraham’s path from Ur to Canaan.
According to a new report, 97 percent of the historical flow of the Jordan River has been diverted to countries that exploit the river’s waters for local agriculture and industries.
A new study of more than 200 textile fragments recovered from the Qumran caves suggests the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls were part of the local Essene community.
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