The Rise of the Maccabees:
What Archaeology Reveals...

with Dr. Andrea Berlin

December 1, 2021 8:00 PM ET on Zoom.


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Winter 2021 • Vol. 47, No. 4

The Winter 2021 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review is packed with insightful, thought-provoking articles sure to promote enjoyable discussion during the holidays. Our cover story […]

BAS Travel/Study 2021 to 2022

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8-9 pm Eastern
NEW! BAS Scholars Series

The Rise of the Maccabees: What Archaeology Reveals About Antiquity’s Last Independent Jewish Kingdom Dr. Andrea Berlin, Boston University

April 24-May 1, 2022
Relax and Learn in Luxury on the Dead Sea

- Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, BAR Editor

October 30 - November 9, 2022
Israel 2022

- Host Dr. Carl Rasmussen, Bethel University & Master Guide Ofer Drori


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