Medeba Map A 6th century church floor in Medeba, Jordan has a mosaic map of the land of Israel with numerous place names in Greek. The center of the map is an open-faced depiction of Jerusalem with the city walls, gates, churches (with red
ROSH HASHANAH commemorates the Jewish New Year. How were years recorded in the ancient world? A newly discovered document dated to “Year 4 of the Destruction of the House of Israel” along with well-known epigraphic evidence reveals how Jewish conflicts with the Romans served as a chronological framework. For more, click on the link. Photo: Courtesy Yad Ben-Zvi Institute.