My musings on the New Testament, Early Christianity, Religion, Literature, and Other Phenomena and Ephemera.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Huge Structure Found in Sea of Galilee
Archaeologists have been investigating a huge conical structure of unhewn basalt stones about 70 meters in diameter, 10 meters tall, and estimated to be about 60,000 tons in weight, found underwater in the Sea of Galilee. They tentatively date it to about the third millennium BCE when other megalithic structures have been found. See a brief news report here.
I have a Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University. I am currently a visiting instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi. My research focuses on the New Testament and emergent Christian interactions with ancient Judaism in their Greco-Roman and ancient Near Eastern environments.