Tag: hershel shanks

The Four-Room House: Typically Israelite?

08/07 | Are so-called four-room houses an infallible sign of Israelites’ presence just because many have been found at sites identified as Israelite? If you think they are, how do you avoid   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics.

First Person: Should These Looters Go to Jail?

07/31 | Looters sometimes indirectly alert archaeologists to the existence of valuable finds and are sent to jail if they are caught, while the archaeologists learn from the looters where to dig.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Cultural Heritage.

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

07/18 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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