Jun 9 Blog
By: Theodore Feder
A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the Greek philosophers Socrates and Aristotle, according to author Theodore Feder. What do the onlookers reveal about the place of Biblical culture in the Greco-Roman world?
Mar 31 Blog
Mar 30 Blog
Check out two D.C.-area archaeology lectures in April: “The Rebirth of a Roman Luxury Resort: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Seaside Villas at Stabiae” by Matthew Bell and Thomas Howe (April 3) and “Excavations at Idalion, Cyprus: Crossing Cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean” by Ann-Marie Knoblauch (April 6).
Nov 6 Blog
The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze Age” (November 15) and the lecture “Landscapes of Allusion at Oplontis and Stabiae” (November 18) this month.
Apr 7 Blog
The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will be hosting the lectures “Theatrical Scenes in Roman Houses” (April 12, 2015) and “Extreme Violence Under the Neo-Assyrian Empire” (April 23, 2015) this month.
Oct 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James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st century BCE, the Ur-text of revelation is most likely composed against the backdrop of local events in Judea in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.