Jan 24 Blog
By: James Tabor
James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st century BCE, the Ur-text of revelation is most likely composed against the backdrop of local events in Judea in the 40s and 50s CE–and has little to do with Rome and its emperors.
Feb 12 Blog
By: Reviewed by Aaron A. Burke
Aaron A. Burke reviews "The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology 2 vols." edited by Daniel M. Master.
Aug 25 Blog
By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff
Eminent Biblical scholar and rabbi Jacob Milgrom died on June 6 in Jerusalem. He was 87 years old. A professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of BAR's editorial advisory board, Milgrom was best known for his thorough and erudite commentaries on the Torah (the Five Books of Moses), as well as his work with the Dead Sea Scrolls.