Wednesday Sunset IV

I really like driving home from Bible study on Wednesday nights, especially when the days are long and the sunsets are later. More often than not I have a nice sunset to view while I make my way home.

California Sunset, Wednesday Sunset, Palm Tree SunsetAs I was leaving Patterson I took this picture of the sunset. I really like the trio of palm trees silhouetted against the evening sky.

Red Sky, Sunset, California, Central Valley SunsetHere are more silhouettes as I wait for the stop light to head toward I-5.

California Sunset, May Sunset, I-5, Central ValleyAs I get out on the interstate, I have a great view ahead of me. Some high clouds, but also a solid band of red sky ahead of me to the north.

Overpass, silhouette, Red Sky, SunsetAs I approach the 580/5 split I get a nice shot of trucks and cars heading across the overpass as they head south toward LA. They are silhouetted against a colorful sunset.

Mount Diablo, California, sunset, Red skyOff in the distance you can just barely see the two peaks of Mt. Diablo silhouetted against the sunset. It is hard to show the beauty of the sunset, it is so much nicer to view in person.

Did you see a sunset tonight?

Steven

If you liked these pictures check out:

Wednesday Sunset

Wednesday Sunset II

Wednesday Sunset III

Some of the Answers

Tonight I decided to share some of the answers for my post Can You Tell the Tel?

I did not receive many responses, so perhaps I started with a set of pictures that were a little bit too difficult.

For a recap, I shared five pictures of archaeological sites and asked if you could identify them.

My friend Luke was able to identify three of the five sites.

The first two were not identified, but I will post them here again with an additional clue.

Can you tell what tel this is?, archaeologyHere is the first one. The additional clue is that it is in modern day Turkey.

Can you tell what tel this is?, archaeologyThe second one is also in Turkey.

I know that I have readers who were with me when I took the pictures. Feel free to respond ๐Ÿ™‚

Now for the answers for tels 3-5. I will start each with what I wrote in the earlier post.

Can you tell what tel this is?, archaeologyHere is tel number three. Watch out this one may be a bit deceptive.


There is a big clue here as I warned that it may be a bit deceptive. Think about who deceived Joshua and the men of Israel.

This is Tel el-Jib or Gibeon.ย  You can read more about it in my post The Gibeonite Deception.

I also wrote about Gibeon in The Day the Sun Stood Still.

Can you tell what tel this is?, archaeologyHere is tel number four. It has a very distinctive shape, but be careful and donโ€™t lose your head on this one.


This one also has a clue in the description. It is a place where someone lost his head and it was thrown over the wall.

This is Abel Bet-Maacah which is where Sheba fled to when he was chased by Joab in 2 Samuel 20.

On my first visit to Abel Bet-Maacah we only took pictures from the road. During my second visit two years ago I was able to visit the dig sites of the team that is excavating there. Someday I should share some pictures from there as you have a great view from the top of the tel.

Can you tell what tel this is?, archaeologyHere is tel number five. Someday I would like to walk the twisting path to the top as there is a beautiful view from there.


This is Hippos-Sussita which is on the east side of the Sea of Galilee.ย  During my first trip to Israel we drove by this site. It is very near to the traditional place where the pigs ran into the sea. See my post The Sea of Galilee.

I also shared a few more pictures in my post In the BAR VII.

In a 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeological Review there was a short editorial titled Archaeological High Horse by Hershel Shanks.

The name Hippos (Greek) and Sussita (Aramaic) both mean horse.

Should I try this little game again sometime? I promise to make it easier if I do ๐Ÿ™‚

Steven