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Vendyl Jones (1930–2010)

04/18 | Vendyl Jones, a Baptist minister turned amateur archaeologist who spent a career in Israel searching for the Ark of the Covenant, passed away in December. He was 80 years old.   Read more…

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

03/29 | Buried beneath the remains of a Byzantine martyrium church, excavators found the ruins of a rather mundane dwelling dating to the first century B.C.   Read more…

Dating of the Samaritan Temple on Mt. Gerizim

03/06 | In “Bells, Pendants, Snakes and Stones” (BAR, November/December 2010), archaeologist Yitzhak Magen revealed evidence of a Samaritan temple at Mt. Gerizim that he dated to the time of Nehemiah, the   Read more…

Shemaryahu Talmon (1920–2010)

02/18 | Shemaryahu Talmon, J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one of the world’s foremost scholars on the Dead Sea Scrolls, passed away in December at   Read more…

Israelite Chariots in the Assyrian Period

01/31 | BAR published a letter from Professor Boyd Seevers concerning what Israelite chariots looked like in the Assyrian period in response to an article by David Ussishkin. Professor Ussishkin’s response to   Read more…

Alan D. Crown (1932–2010)

11/19 | Alan D. Crown, emeritus professor of Semitic studies at the University of Sydney (Australia), where he also earned his Ph.D., died last November after suffering a stroke. He was 78.

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Ehud Netzer (1934–2010)

11/19 | Ehud Netzer, the world’s leading authority on Herodian architecture and a prominent Israeli archaeologist, died on October 27 from a fall at Herodium where he had been digging for 38   Read more…


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