Sunset Over the Negev Highlands (7/2006)
DQHALL.COM SITE LINKS
Israel Photos A site with photos and descriptions of scenes in Israel begun in 1999.
Israel Photos II A site with more photos and descriptions of scenes in Israel. Includes a page about figs in Israel.
Mt. Sinai a Volcano Satellite photos and descriptions of volcanoes in NE Saudi Arabia and the narrative of Exodus.
Early Flood Legends Flood tablets from Nippur and elsewhere described a flood perhaps smaller than the flood of Noah and the intervention of deity to save a man and his family.
Jotham's Seaport 1930's excavations of a Tel el Kheilefeh in the vicinity of Eilat, Israel & Aquabah, Jordan revealed an ancient Israeli and Edomite fortress. Early speculation indicated this was the site of Solomon's seaport. The find of a signet ring belonging to Jotham and reevaluation of pottery indicate this site may have been Jotham's seaport described in the Bible. Recent debate in Israeli archaeology included statements that Solomon's kingdom was probably exaggerated. There is an ongoing historical debate about whether historical truth in the Bible was minimal or maximal.
Abraham in Egypt A page showing early Canaanites in Egypt between 1950 BC and 1850 BC close to the supposed time of Abraham. Some inconsistencies between the Biblical and Egyptian records remain unresolved.
Walls of Jericho Middle Bronze Age walls of Jericho as revealed by the Watzinger-Sellin 1908-1909 expedition to Jericho.
Gibeon An aerial photo and brief description of the occupation layers found at Gibeon by the U. Pennsylvania expedition led by James B. Pritchard.
Other sites by David Q. Hall include:
Israel Photos III Includes a photos of a giant mustard plants in Israel, discussion of the parable of the sheep and the goats, the Gospel verse about the rich man and the eye of the needle, stone water jars used for ritual cleansing such as at the wedding of Cana in the Gospel of John, cliffs at Nazareth, Capernaum, night fishing on the Sea of Galilee, the walls of Jericho not being brought down by Joshua, rolling stone tombs and the resurrection of Jesus.
Israel Photos IV Includes descriptions of sites in Israel with text from pilgrims who traveled to Israel as early as the 19th century. Roman era Nazareth, Capernaum, Tiberias hot springs, a giant mustard plant, fishing on the Sea of Galilee before the outboard motor.
Israel Photos V Includes photos of birds perched on mustard branches, a mustard plant over 10ft. tall, pilgrim's descriptions of wind storms on the "Sea of Galilee," photos of a precipice in downtown Nazareth, aerial photo of Magdala, and photos of Joppa with a discussion of Peter's vision in Joppa (April 2011).
Links to more sites may found at Israel Photos III.
Revelation Controversy is a site including public domain translation from Ecclesiastical History by Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea (c. 325 AD) inclusive of early church officials' objections to the book of Revelation.