Jul 23 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported the discovery of a building that “might have been the house of Elisha the prophet” at Tel Rehov in Israel. The sixteen-year-long excavations at Tel Rehov, directed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Amihai Mazar, investigate the largest Canaanite and Israelite sites in the Beth-Shean Valley at one of the largest tells in the nation.
Feb 19 Blog
Nominations are invited for the 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2011 and 2012. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been presented since 1985. These prestigious awards have now been made possible by a grant from Frederick L. Simmons, Esq. of Glendale, California.
Apr 6 Blog
Not long ago, Bible scholar Michael Coogan was interviewed for the alumni magazine of Stonehill College about his new book God and Sex. In her recent Biblical Views column in the March/April 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Coogan’s colleague Mary Joan Winn Leith notes that Coogan was characteristically articulate, striking a mild “just the facts” tone regarding the Bible’s historical background and what the Bible actually has to say about sex.
Jan 20 Blog
By: Reviewed by Phyllis Trible