The ancient city of Nineveh played a key role in several Old Testament story lines. The prophet Jonah was sent there. Its armies invaded the Promised Land in 2 Kings. Nahum prophesied its demise. In this piece by Gordon Franz on Nahum, Nineveh and Those Nasty Assyrians, at BibleArchaeology.com, Franz provides an extensive background to the Old Testament accounts, focusing on passages in Nahum.
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Ancient Corinth in photos
BiblePlaces.com has photos showing notable sites from ancient Corinth, including a panoramic view of the Peloponnese peninsula ; the now-silted harbor; and the Diolkos (a stone track upon which ships were lugged from one sea to another before the completion of the canal).
Acts 18:18 records Paul’s activities at one of Corinth’s ports: “And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.”
Creation Museum explores legends about dragons
A current exhibit at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, explores legends and lore about dragons, and whether such creatures existed. Information provided by the museum (site: http://creationmuseum.org/) states it “brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings.”
Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee
British archaeologists have discovered what may be the ancient town of Dalmanutha, which is mentioned in Mark 8:10: “And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.” (KJV)