Tag: hershel shanks

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/03 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

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.

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

10/28 | Modi’in was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid king who ruled over Judea. Have excavations conducted within the modern Israeli city of   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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