Jan 10 Blog
By: Reviewed by Morten Hørning Jensen
Jun 27 Blog
During an event at the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, DC, BAR editor Hershel Shanks saw a poster headlined “Jordan—Land of the Bible,” making a very clear, positive reference to Jordan’s rich Biblical past. Upon receiving a newsletter from the Siegfried Horn Archaeological Museum that reported on the excavations at Tall Hisban in Jordan, however, Shanks noted not a single reference to the Bible, ancient Israel or the possible identification of the site as Biblical Heshbon.
Apr 18 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
Anson F. Rainey, Israel's leading historical geographer of the land of the Bible and a master of cuneiform languages such as Akkadian and Ugaritic, as well as ancient Egyptian (hieroglyphic and hieratic), to say nothing of Hebrew and Arabic, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on February 19. He was 81.
Aug 29 Blog
Volkmar Fritz died on August 21, 2007, at the age of 69 in Bad Schwartau, Germany, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his devoted wife Anke and four children. Volkmar came to Israel in 1964 after having completed his theological studies in Tübingen, Berlin, Heidelberg, Bonn and Marburg, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1968...