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Searching for the Better Text

07/06 | Isaiah’s vision of universal peace is one of the best-known passages in the Hebrew Bible: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the   Read more…

Frank Lloyd Wright: Baghdad Through the Eyes of a Visionary

07/05 | While Wright’s vision for Baghdad was never realized, his drawings now represent part of the history of Iraq – or at least the history of “what could have been.”   Read more…

New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth, Texas

07/05 | A new Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, titled “Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible,” opened up this week at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. A press release   Read more…

Philip Davies: A Brief Note for Yossi Garfinkel

07/03 | Philip Davies responds to Yosef Garfinkel’s response to his response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being   Read more…

Excavations at Ancient Galilean Synagogue Expose Samson Mosaic

07/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Monday that recent excavations at Huqoq, Israel, have exposed a monumental 4th-5th century C.E. synagogue with detailed mosaic floors.   Read more…

Jesus’ Birthplace Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

06/30 | June 29, 2012 update: Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity was confirmed as as the first Palestinian UNESCO world heritage site by a 13-6 vote.   Read more…

Lebanese Culture Minister Allows Construction on Phoenician Port

06/29 | Lebanese citizens are protesting Culture Minister Gaby Layyoun’s decision to allow construction on a site that may contain a 2,500 year old Phoenician port. UNESCO and other organizations have declared   Read more…

What is it? Answer to the BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion.

06/29 | What is this object? When is it from? What culture did it come from?

Multiple Choices for this week’s What is it? discussion.   Read more…

Thomas E. Levy Presents Cyber-Archaeology in a Holy Land

06/28 | At a recent TEDx conference in Sonoma County, archaeologist and BAR contributor Thomas Levy gave an illuminating lecture on technology and its usage in Biblical Archaeology. His lucid talk makes   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology Review Contributors Awarded Levi-Sala Book Prizes

06/28 | Several popular Biblical Archaeology Review contributors were recognized at the 2012 Irene Levi-Sala Annual Research Seminar in Beer Sheva, Israel. The prestigious book prizes are given “to encourage and reward   Read more…


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