Tag: hershel shanks

Queen of the Philistines: Trude Dothan (1922–2016)

02/02 | Trude Dothan, the doyenne of Philistine archaeology, passed away recently at the age of 93. In commemoration of her pioneering achievements, eight BAR articles have been made free and publicly   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works, News.

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/02 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

12/01 | Modi’in was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid king who ruled over Judea. Have excavations conducted within the modern Israeli city of   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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