TWO CORRECTIONS to recent posts:
First, Stephen Goranson has posted a correction to N. Y. Times obit for Geza Vermes at the biblicalist.
Second, you may have noticed that a post from a few days ago about an article on Petra has been taken down. The author of the original article, Dr. Lucy Wadeson of Oxford University, has kindly sent me a link to a pdf file of her article: Petra: Behind the monumental facades. Current World Archaeology 57.1: 18–24 (2013).