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06/16 | A bibliography of works on the Dead Sea Scrolls along with other additional resources including periodicals and online sources.   Read more…

Ben-Zion Wacholder (1924–2011)

06/15 | Ben-Zion Wacholder, professor emeritus of Talmud and Rabbinics at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati who played a critical role in making the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to everyone, passed away   Read more…

Brian Hesse (1944–2011)

06/15 | Brian Hesse, professor of Jewish studies, anthropology and ancient Mediterranean studies at Pennsylvania State University and a leading specialist on ancient animal bones and the zooarchaeology of the Levant, passed   Read more…

Donny George (1950–2011)

06/15 | Donny George, the former head of Iraq’s National Museum and a leading figure in the recovery of antiquities looted from the country’s museums and archaeological sites following the 2003 U.S.-   Read more…

The Siloam Pool: Where Jesus Healed the Blind Man

05/25 | The Siloam Pool has long been considered a sacred Christian site, even if the correct identification of the site itself was uncertain. According to the Gospel of John, it was   Read more…

Alan Segal (1945–2011)

04/18 | After a prolonged battle with leukemia, Alan Segal, Ingeborg Rennert Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Barnard College of Columbia University and a prolific scholar of early Judaism and Christianity,   Read more…

Anson F. Rainey (1930–2011)

04/18 | Anson F. Rainey, Israel’s leading historical geographer of the land of the Bible and a master of cuneiform languages such as Akkadian and Ugaritic, as well as ancient Egyptian (hieroglyphic   Read more…

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…


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