Tag: biblical scholar

Danger: Biblical Scholar at Work

05/17 | Recently Ronald S. Hendel of the University of California, Berkeley, came under attack for promoting academic and critical Bible study. In BAR, Hendel explains how he and his scholarship have   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works.

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

04/24 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

04/17 | Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile.   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.


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