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Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire

03/15 | In the Greco-Roman world, there is ample evidence that celestial objects, their movements and occasional surprise appearances not only inspired awe and wonder, but in some cases directly influenced mythology,   Read more…

Lilith

03/15 | In most manifestations of her myth, Lilith represents chaos, seduction and ungodliness. Yet, in her every guise, Lilith has cast a spell on humankind. Who is Lilith in the Bible?   Read more…

Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…

Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

03/13 | Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article “The Man Moses.”   Read more…

First Person: Festschrift: A Celebration of Hershel Shanks

03/12 | Editor Robert R. Cargill describes the special festschrift double issue of BAR dedicated to the career of Hershel Shanks, BAR’s founder and longtime Editor.   Read more…

Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

03/11 | The Book of Exodus describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level?   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

03/10 | The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead   Read more…

Special Report: Current Status of the Tell Ain Dara Temple

03/09 | Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special   Read more…

1,800-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Revealed at Caesarea National Park

03/09 | A colorful Roman mosaic depicting three figures wearing togas was unearthed at Caesarea National Park in Israel.   Read more…

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

03/08 | Jill Katz explains how the field of urban anthropology can shed light on the ideological differences between Jerusalem and Samaria.   Read more…


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