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Jordanian Embassy Promotes Biblical Past

06/27 | During an event at the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, DC, BAR editor Hershel Shanks saw a poster headlined “Jordan—Land of the Bible,” making a very clear, positive reference to Jordan’s   Read more…

Subscriber Alert

06/26 | Some subscribers to Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) have received renewal notifications and subscription offers from organizations other than the Biblical Archaeology Society. The rates offered by these organizations are   Read more…

Jerusalem Begins Construction on the National Archaeology Quarter

06/26 | The Israel Antiquities Authority began construction of Jersualem’s new National Archaeology Quarter on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Located next to the Israel Museum, the new space will replace the Rockefeller   Read more…

Unrolling Fragile Dead Sea Scrolls

06/25 | The Israel Museum and Google’s collaborative Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project, which provides searchable, high-resolution images of several Dead Sea Scrolls, set its sites higher by attempting to read fragile   Read more…

The Lost Sites of Ancient Cilicia

06/22 | We know from literary sources that ancient Cilicia, a province in southeast Turkey, had a significant Jewish population. In the New Testament, the Acts of the Apostles and the epistles   Read more…

Yeshiva University Project Shines a Colorful Digital Light on the Arch of Titus (Updated June 22, 2012)

06/22 | The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project, conducted by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies, recently scanned the iconic arch for traces of color on the first century C.E.   Read more…

Searching for the Better Text

06/21 | Isaiah’s vision of universal peace is one of the best-known passages in the Hebrew Bible. Does this beloved image of the Peaceable Kingdom contain a mistranslation?   Read more…

The Dawn of Egyptian Art Exhibit

06/20 | A new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights the grace and diversity of Egyptian art from the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods that set the tone for   Read more…

A Minimalist Disputes His Demise

06/19 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Philip Davies’ response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being a “careless and   Read more…

Letter from the BAR Managing Editor

06/16 | Summer is finally here, so dive right into the July/August 2012 issue of BAR! Managing editor Dorothy D. Resig presents the latest issue.   Read more…


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