Sodom, Herod the Great, New Testament documents, and the Gospel of Thomas? I know, an odd group, but all topics being discussed worth bringing to your attention.

First, Steve Collins’ excavations from Tall el-Hamman is being discussed in Bible History Daily because Collins thinks it may be Sodom: “Where is Sodom?”

Second, John Byron has compiled a few news stories on an exhibit dedicated to Herod the Great by the Israel Museum: “Herod the Great in the News”.

Third, Dirk Jongkind gave an entertaining lecture on “Science and the Investigation of New Testament Document” at the University of Cambridge that is worth your time.

Finally, Mark Goodace discussed his new(er) book Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’ Familiarity with the Synoptics in a video posted at the EerdWord blog: “Video Interview with Mark Goodacre”.