This is an exciting time for the “Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine” project.  This online project seeks to collect and make accessible all of the published inscriptions from the region from the Persian period through the early seventh century CE.  We have been spending much time changing our data to make it “EpiDoc conformant” (a data standard used by many projects, especially in the EAGLE consortium), and in the next few weeks we will transition that new data – along with many new inscriptions – to the site.  Having just received a major grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, we have many great things in store.

I will be making an informal presentation on the project on Thursday, December 18, at 7:00 PM at the National Library of Israel at the Giva’at Ram campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  The announcement of the event can be found here.  All are welcome!