Tag: Israelites

Excavating the Bible—A Response

12/05 | In the September/October 2014 issue of BAR, Itzhaq Shai reviewed Yitzhak Meitlis’s book Excavating the Bible (Eshel Books, 2012). Here, Meitlis responds to Shai’s review.   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works, Scholar’s Study.

BAF Lecture: Ammonites v. Israelites

11/26 | On December 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Ammonites v Israelites: Battle of Jephthah (Judges 11)” by Dr. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith of the Jewish Theological Seminary.   Read more…

Posted in News.

Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?

11/04 | Who is Asherah? What is asherah? The reference may be to a particular goddess, a class of goddess or a cult symbol used to represent the goddess. It is sometimes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

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