Around the web — 1/26/10

I’ve been putting in a lot of hours, which has been a very good thing following a long period of unemployment. One down side has been having very little time for The GeoChristian.

Archaeology: What an Ancient Hebrew Note Might Mean (Christianity Today) — Skeptics of the historical reliability of the Old Testament have long suggested that the Hebrews did not have a writing system until sometime late in the Kingdom period, perhaps as late as the exile of the Jews to Babylon. Archeologists have unearthed a pottery fragment from close to 1000 BC (around the time of King David’s reign) with Hebrew writing, making an early date for the writing of portions of the Old Testament easier to support. (also see Bible Possibly Written Centuries Earlier, Text Suggests at Yahoo News)

Geologist tells kids how his job rocks (Billings Gazette) — “How do you hold the attention of more than 50 kids for nearly an hour? If a Friday morning presentation to the second-graders at St. Francis Primary Catholic School is any indication, the answer is simple: Just show them some rocks.”

Scientists create model of monster ‘Frankenstorm’ (Yahoo News) — Computer modeling comes up with a storm that would drop eight feet of rain on parts of California.

231-mph NH wind gust is no longer world’s fastest — Mount Washington in New Hampshire no longer holds the world record for the strongest wind gust.

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