Sep 30 Blog
By: Shawna Dolansky
The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any other evil power. So where does the devil come into the details of Eden? Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky examines how the serpent became Satan.
Aug 6 Blog
By: Jonathan Laden
A massive staircase made of basalt plates 4.5 meters wide has been discovered at Tell Hazor, an ongoing excavation by Hebrew University, a part of the Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in memory of Yigael Yadin. The lead archaeologists are Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Shlomit Bechar.
Aug 13 Blog
The 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2011 and 2012. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been presented since 1985. This year’s prestigious awards have been made possible by a grant from Frederick L. Simmons, Esq. of Glendale, California. Winning authors receive an honorary certificate and an award of $500.00 for each category. BAS congratulates the recipients of the 2013 Publication Awards and extends heartfelt thanks to the panel of judges.
Jan 13 Blog
By: Reviewed by Jane M. Cahill
Jul 17 Blog
Few Biblical scholars carry as much weight as does Frank Moore Cross, author of the following article, “The History of Israelite Religion: A Secular or Theological Subject?,” in which he says that anyone wanting to study the history of ancient Israelite religion should view the enterprise through the lens of history rather than theology.