july-august-2016

Current Digital Issue July/August 2016 Vol. 42 No. 4

About this issue: As we head into the dog days of summer, grab a cold beverage, kick your feet up and dive into the July/August 2016 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. In the lead article, “Archaeology Gives New Reality to Paul’s Ephesus Riot,” James R. Edwards asks: How accurate is Luke’s account of the Ephesus riot described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and figurines of the goddess Artemis to the theater where the riot took place. Read more…

Archaeology Gives New Reality to Paul’s Ephesus Riot

James R. Edwards

How accurate is Luke’s account of the Ephesus riot described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and figurines of the goddess Artemis to the theater where the riot took place. Read more…

The Interrupted Search for King David’s Palace

Hershel Shanks

Eilat Mazar was forced to put her excavation of what may be King David’s palace on hold to excavate the collapsing Northern Tower. Her amazing discoveries were worth it. Read more…

Um el-Kanatir: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again

Chaim Ben David

Excavations at Um el-Kanatir are unique in that they are not destructive, but rather reconstructive. The almost complete remains of the ancient synagogue nestled into its picturesque setting are proving to be a high-tech puzzler’s dream. Read more…

Liberator of the Nag Hammadi Codices

Charles W. Hedrick

A cache of ancient Christian Gnostic texts was found near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945—two years before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Similar to the situation with the Dead Sea Scrolls, a monopoly of scholars held up the publication of the Nag Hammadi texts and would not permit anyone else to see them. The late Jim Robinson intervened, and by 1970 he had managed to free the Nag Hammadi Codices. Read more…


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