Jan 5 Blog
Jul 2 Blog
By: Reviews by William G. Dever and Aaron Burke
The Forgotten Kingdom by Israel Finkelstein traces the development of the northern kingdom of Israel to an earlier time associated with the reign of King Saul. The award-winning work is critically and independently reviewed by William G. Dever and Aaron Burke.
Nov 8 Blog
May 3 Blog
By: Hershel Shanks
The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) has recently published a must-read for dig directors with the imposing and somewhat intimidating title Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land—The Future of the Past. It is written by Tom Levy and his team from the University of California, San Diego, who have been excavating at the Edomite copper-mining site in Faynan, Jordan, since 1997. According to the Bible, the site was visited by the Israelites on their Exodus journey from Egypt (Numbers 33:43).
Jun 19 Blog
Jun 19 Blog
By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff
In our March/April 2011 issue we published an article entitled “The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism” by Israel archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel. Among those identified as minimalists was the prominent English scholar Philip Davies. We asked Davies if he would like to respond, but he declined. Subsequently, however, he published a response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. We asked Professor Davies if he would allow us to post his response on our Scholar’s Study page and he graciously agreed.