Tag: amihai

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

01/22 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

01/18 | Archaeologist Amihai Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, they “retain memories of reality.”   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

07/15 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology Topics, Hebrew Bible.


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