Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dalmanutha Possibly Discovered

If I wasn't doing what I'm doing I would be an archaeologist in Israel and Egypt...

We read in Mark 8:8-10:

The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away, 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.

Dalmanutha. See "Dalmanutha, Biblical Town Mentioned In Gospel Of Mark, Possibly Discovered Archaeologists Claim."

For a great, current read see Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence, by New Testament scholar and Dead Sea Scrolls expert Craig Evans.