Tag: biblical archaeology review

The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?

08/24 | The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed the opulent vacation destinations of Roman elites in August 79 C.E.—almost exactly nine years after Roman troops destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. Did this   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Explore the Huqoq Mosaics

08/15 | In “Samson in the Synagogue” in the January/February 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Jodi Magness presents the recent mosaic discoveries from Huqoq, including a mysterious depiction of two female   Read more…

Posted in Scholar’s Study.

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

08/01 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Hebrew Bible.

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