By: Samuel D. Pfister
Although many readers may be familiar with the characteristic architectural features of a typical mosque—tall minarets and ornate, often gold-capped domes—few readers of BAR may […]
By: Andrew Perrin
Part of the challenge and opportunity of studying the Bible is that, while it often feels familiar, it comes from a foreign context. The texts […]
By: Don Knebel
Mr. Don Knebel traveled with BAS to Egypt in 2007; subsequently Jordan and many other places in the world. In 2015 he wrote “Flushed with Curiosity; […]
Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would have been for Jesus’ audience.
By: Abigail VanderHart
How the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Theft Prevention Unit stays one step ahead of the black market.
By: Robin Ngo
In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments are rampant. What, if anything, can be done?