Recent additions to the site
A number of new pages have been added recently.
I have added a page which enable a search of archaeological artefacts connected with the Bible which are housed in museums around the world. Links are given to the page on the museum's website which contains high-resolution photographs and more information about the artefact. New artefacts are being added regularly. Currently there are over 200 artefacts from 19 different museums listed. The list can be filtered by the Bible period, ruling empire, the name and location of the museum and by the type of object.
A second search page enables a search of geographical locations mentioned in the Bible. Links are given to Google road maps and satellite view, as well as pages on Wikipedia and Holy Land Photos, if they are available. Currently there are about 100 locations listed in 13 different modern nations. The list can be filtered by the Bible period, and by the modern nation.
There is a new page which provides a facility to convert talents and shekels into modern weights and values. There are many places in the Old Testament where weights of gold and silver are given in Talents and Shekels. It can be interesting to calculate what these would be worth in today's prices.
In the summer of 2023 this site reached another significant landmark. It has now had visitors from two hundred and twenty-five different countries or dependent territories with a unique country code top-level internet domain. There are about 240 different country code top-level internet domains in total, so this site has now had visitors from over 90% of them. It is unlikely that many more will be added, as the remaining ones are mostly small islands.
You are welcome to make copies of any of the articles, and use them for study, teaching, or to hand out to students. They are not copyrighted. However I would ask that you give credit to me as the author.
Unless otherwise noted, each quotation from the Bible is from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).
If you have any suggestions for articles on any additional topics, please let me know, and I may be able to write one. If you have any comments, or questions, please send me a message using the Contact Julian link.
I have included a number of articles which were not originally written by me, but by other staff or leaders of the SBS. I have indicated these by writing 'Unknown author' at the top. Please let me know if you are the original author of one of these, and you can receive the credit you deserve.
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