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Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram

Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram
Wadi Ram: Ancient caravan gateway to Arabia. Modern site of the filming of "Lawrence of Arabia." Tomorrow: biblical copper mines. http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-red-sands-wadi-ram/

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra
Here is Petra, the capitol city of the wealthy Nabateans, especially in the first century AD. These early Arabians had a caravan trade that was the envy of the ancient world. If y… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-beaten-track-petra/

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon
Though the rich Medeba Plateau to the north was coveted by ancient Israel, Ammon, and Moab, this rugged gorge marked the undisputed border. Welcome to Moab. Tomorrow: Petra… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-grand-canyon-arnon/

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"
Unlike Pompeii, Jerash/Gerasa was never destroyed by a volcano. This famously well-preserved Decapolis city appears in the Gospels in connection with Jesus' healing of two demonia… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-pompeii-middle-east/

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle
On Gilead's frontier with Syria, which is ominously flat, is a key outpost of Biblical Israel: it's called Ramoth-Gilead. Here wicked king Ahab fought the Syrians, was wounded, an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-ahabs-last-battle/

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps
Welcome to the Bible-story-rich hills of Upper Gilead, and to the Jabbok Valley. Unlike the other river valleys in the area, which are about as friendly as the Grand Canyon, the J… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-jacobs-footsteps/

Jordan: Land of the Ammonites

Jordan: Land of the Ammonites
Ancient Rabbath-Ammon, which towers over the modern city of Amman at its foot. The Ammonites looked down...down...down on anyone bold enough to besiege their city, like David's arm… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-land-ammonites/

Jordan: Deep River

Jordan: Deep River
In the next few days, we'll be publishing highlights from a past Historical Geography tour of Jordan. Jordan: Day One The Jordan River, symbol of crossing over into God's cove… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-deep-river/

Historical Geography of Jordan 2012

Historical Geography of Jordan 2012
The Israelites called them "the mountains across" (Abarim). They appear in the Gospels as "the land beyond the Jordan." There's a whole world waiting for you discover, on the other… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/historical-geography-jordan-2012/

Cave 7Q-9Q dispute

Cave 7Q-9Q dispute
A publication by H. Eshel and M. Broshi makes a claim that Cave 7Q is east of the location marked, and caves 8Q and 9Q have been switched. This statement is incorrect. I ha… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/cave-7q-9q-dispute/

Caves 7Q-10Q

Caves 7Q-10Q
Cave 7Q Figures: II, XXXI In 1955 a team of workers undertook the task to examine the entire perimeter of the marl terrace which supports the khirbeh in order to determine if … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/caves-7q-10q/

Caves 7, 8 and 9 VR

Caves 7, 8 and 9 VR
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The Profiles of Caves 4Q and 5Q

The Profiles of Caves 4Q and 5Q
THE CAVES OF THE SOUTHWEST SPUR OF THE SETTLEMENT: Caves 4Qa, 4Qb, 5Q and 10Q Cave 4 (4Q) (map ref. 1934.1276) In the first half of September 1952, close to the site of Kh. … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/profiles-caves-4q-and-5q/

Cave 4Q and 5Q VR

Cave 4Q and 5Q VR
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Cave 6Q on its own

Cave 6Q on its own
Cave 6Q (a.k.a. Survey Cave-GQ 26 [olim D 14]) (map ref. 1932.1276) M. BAILLET, J. T. MILIK AND R. DE VAUX, The ‘Small Caves of Qumran’, DJD III Texts (Oxford, 1962) pp. 10 and… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/cave-6q-its-own/

Cave 6Q VR; Cave 1Q's southern, lay partner

Cave 6Q VR; Cave 1Q's southern, lay partner
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Letting Cave 11Q speak for itself . . .

Letting Cave 11Q speak for itself . . .
Cave 11 (11Q) (map ref. 1936.1295) Excavation: early February 1956. Report: de Vaux, RB 63 (1956) 573-74. This cave was discovered by Bedouin in January 1956 who noticed a b… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/letting-cave-11q-speak-itself/

Cave 11 VR; Cave 3's northern, priestly partner

Cave 11 VR; Cave 3's northern, priestly partner
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If we would allow Cave 3 to speak for itself . . .

If we would allow Cave 3 to speak for itself . . .
Cave 3Q, located in the same cave cluster as 11Q, is of non-Essene, lay character (including a Lamentations megilla). It is likely connected with the Zealots, the self-appointed p… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/if-we-would-allow-cave-3-speak-itself/

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