Friday, December 08, 2006

Interesting Archaeological Things

There were 3 interesting Biblical Archaeology articles on today.

The first says that archaeologists believe they have found the remains of Paul in Rome. This one didn't really excite me. Bones not really being my thing.

The second article was of interest to me only because it seemed so ridiculous. You can read it here:

"Archaeologist says she's found site of Jesus' first miracle" is the title of the article.

Here's a line from it:
"...archaeologists have found pieces of large stone jars of the type the Gospel says Jesus used when he turned water into wine at a Jewish wedding in the Galilee village of Cana."

Uhhh, so like there wern't a 1000 other weddings in Cana circa that time? And nobody is even sure were the Biblical Cana is... Dream on lady.

But what really interested me/(ticked me off) in the article was this paragraph:
"Christian theologians attach great significance to the water-to-wine miracle at Cana. The act was not only Jesus' first miracle, but it also came at a crucial point in the early days of his public ministry -- when his reputation was growing, he had just selected his disciples and was under pressure to demonstrate his divinity."

Mr. Associated Press: Who are you and where did you get that wacky idea?

The 3rd article is from 2004 apparently but is actually truly fascinating to anyone who may be interested in Biblical Archaeology. It's about the discovery of the Siloam Pool. You can check it out here:

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