Tag: ancient near

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/03 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

Trove of Assyrian Clay Tablets Unearthed in Iraqi Kurdistan

11/10 | Archaeologists working at a Bronze Age site in Iraqi Kurdistan discovered a trove of Assyrian clay tablets. Many of the tablets had been stored in a ceramic vessel, perhaps for   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

First Person: My Final “First Person”

10/30 | After 42 years as Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, Hershel Shanks will be retiring.   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works.


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