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Hanan Eshel (1958–2010)

06/15 | Hanan Eshel, a world-renowned expert in the archaeology and history of both the First and Second Temple periods passed away on April 8, 2010, at the age of 51 after   Read more…

Search for Alphabet’s Origins Wins “Best of BAR”

06/10 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to announce that Orly Goldwasser’s article “How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs” has won the “Best of BAR” award for 2009–2010.   Read more…

Peter Jeffery: Response to Handwriting Analysis

04/19 | Back to Did Morton Smith Forge “Secret Mark”?

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Abraham Malamat (1922–2010)

04/16 | Abraham Malamat, professor emeritus of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, passed away on January 21, 2010, just a few days before his 88th birthday.

Malamat made important contributions   Read more…

Dan Barag (1935–2009)

02/20 | Professor Dan Barag of the Hebrew University, and longtime president and chairman of the Israel Numismatic Society, died in mid-November 2009, at age 74. His research focused on the material   Read more…

Miriam Tadmor (1926–2009)

02/20 | Miriam Tadmor, archaeologist and curator emeritus of the Israel Museum, died on November 12, 2009. She was 83 years old.

Born Miriam Skura, she studied archaeology under Benjamin Mazar and earned   Read more…

Raymond Westbrook (1946–2009)

12/14 | Raymond Westbrook, the W.W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages and professor of Near Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins University, died on July 23, 2009, after a long battle with   Read more…

A Handwriting Expert Weighs In

10/14 | Back to Did Morton Smith Forge “Secret Mark”?

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The “Secret Mark” Translation

10/14 | While looking for ancient documents in the Mar Saba monastery library in the Judean Desert, scholar Morton Smith made a discovery that rocked the academic world: Copied onto the end-pages   Read more…

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: A Response to Allan J. Pantuck

10/14 | Back to Did Morton Smith Forge “Secret Mark”?

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