Oct 12

Review: Ancient Israel’s Neighbors

By: Ann E. Killebrew

Ancient Israel’s Neighbors By Brian R. Doak (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2020), x + 212 pp., 24 figures (maps and drawings), $99.00 (hardcover); $24.95 (paperback); […]

Aug 19

Review: Voices from the Ruins


Voices from the Ruins: Theodicy and the Fall of Jerusalem in the Hebrew Bible By Dalit Rom-Shiloni (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2021), xviii + 562 […]

May 11

Review: Evolution of a Taboo

By: Aren M. Maeir

Evolution of a Taboo: Pigs and People in the Ancient Near East By Max D. Price (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2020), xxii + 312 pp., […]

Jan 12

Review: Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?

By: Jennie Ebeling

William G. Dever's book, "Has Archaeology Buried the Bible" looks at the history of biblical archaeology. Archaeological discoveries, Dever argues, have brought about a revolution in our understanding of the Bible, although not necessarily by proving the historicity of pivotal biblical events.

Nov 2

Review: The Tree of Life: A Powerful Symbol


The Tree of Life Edited by Douglas Estes (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020), xxii + 469 pp., 44 illustrations, $298 (hardcover and eBook) Reviewed by […]

A Walk to Caesarea, book cover

Jul 26

Review: A Walk to Caesarea: A Historical-Archaeological Perspective

By: Joseph L. Rife

A Walk to Caesarea: A Historical-Archaeological Perspective By Joseph Patrich (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society and Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 2018), xii + 174 pp., 193 ill. […]

Apr 26

Eyewitness to Discovery

By: John D.M. Green

As any archaeologist will tell you, being an eyewitness to discovery, especially something that might rewrite history, is a special thrill. This was the case […]

My Nine Lives Cover

Apr 5

Review: My Nine Lives

By: Thomas E. Levy

Review: My Nine Lives—Sixty Years in Israeli and Biblical Archaeology By William G. Dever (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020), pp. 233, 57 figures Reviewed by Thomas […]

Mar 7

Review: Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

By: Kenneth Atkinson

Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth By Jodi Magness (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2019), 288 pp., $29.95 (hardcover) Reviewed by Kenneth Atkinson Trapped atop […]

Feb 21

Review: When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation

By: Zeba Crook

Paula Fredriksen's driving question? How did a thoroughly Jewish millenarian “kingdom” movement become a Gentile movement planning for a future what was never supposed to have come?