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The BAR Companion: August 13, 2008
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THE THRILL OF VICTORY
Learn how the Olympics began

With the Beijing Summer Olympics in full swing, you’re no doubt curious about the origins of this 2,700-year-old spectacle. Our free e-book, The Olympic Games: How They All Began, takes you on a journey to ancient Greece with some of the finest scholars of the ancient world. Ranging from the original religious significance of the games to the brutal athletic competitions themselves, the e-book’s contributing writers paint a picture of the ancient sports world and its devoted fans. For any follower of the Olympic Games, this entertaining and fascinating read is a must.

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NEWS
Check the latest news in Biblical archaeology and
related topics–updated daily

We’ve recently expanded our news section to provide you with more details on the stories you’re interested in. The newest entries include a report on a study that traces the domestication of animals in the ancient Near East; it turns out that crucial development took place a lot earlier than thought and coincided with another major advance in civilization, the domestication of crop plants. We also have details on the discovery of a Roman temple in Sepphoris, the Galilee city in which Jesus and Joseph may have worked as tradesmen, and the latest on the contentious issue of what to do about a collapsed bridge to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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A DEAD SEA SCROLL IN STONE
Does it contain the earliest reference to a risen Messiah?

There has been a swirl of news reports on a fascinating ancient text, called "Gabriel’s Vision," that is just like the Dead Sea Scrolls except that it is written on a stone tablet. The first popular article on this intriguing tablet appeared in BAR. Read this article by scholar Ada Yardeni, as well as a Hebrew transcription and an English translation, on our Web site. Also on the site is a sneak peek at an upcoming BAR article by Bible scholar Israel Knohl that will explore this text’s concept of the Messiah.

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GREAT BOOKS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY
Buy from Amazon.com and help BAS

Our online Reviews section is constantly expanding, containing both reviews from BAR as well as those written especially for our Web site. If a book interests you, you can order it from Amazon.com with just a click. When you visit Amazon.com from our site, everything you buy benefits the Biblical Archaeology Society.

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CHECK OUT THE JULY/AUGUST ISSUE OF BAR
Selected features available online

Get a taste of the July/August 2008 issue of BAR on our Web site. Available now is "The Salome No One Knows," in which Professor Kenneth Atkinson explores the life of Salome Alexandra, the only woman ever to rule Judea by herself. So great was her fame that she was even mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls–the sole woman with that distinction. Years after her death, her namesake, the notorious Salome of the New Testament, would demand the head of John the Baptist.

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CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Submit a caption

Write a caption for this cartoon! The author of the best caption will receive a BAS T-shirt, a Dead Sea Scroll mug and three complimentary subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS T-shirt and two complimentary subscriptions.The deadline for captions is August 14, 2008.

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DEBATES & ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Let your voice be heard!

Check out our lively Debates section and Online Exclusives, where you can follow scholars’ latest claims and counter-claims and read a fascinating collection of articles available only on our Web site. Add your thoughts to these and other articles by using the Talkback feature throughout our site.

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BIBLE & ARCHAEOLOGY FEST 2008
Featuring 20 renowned Bible & archaeology scholars!

Boston, MA
November 21-23, 2008

Join us at our most popular program! Our annual BAS Bible & Archaeology Fests draw more participants than any other event. And for good reason: You can choose from concurrent sessions as 20 of the world’s leading scholars bring you the newest insights into early Christianity, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Israel, Biblical archaeology and much, much more. While the scholars are the main reason people love Bible Fest, many tell us that their fellow participants are also an important factor in their decision to attend (and many participants come year after year). There’s no greater excitement than in meeting fellow enthusiasts who are as eager as you are to learn the latest in these fascinating fields.

Join us for our premier event and enjoy one of America’s most popular cities while engaging with some of the world’s most eminent Biblical and archaeological scholars.

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SEMINAR AT SEA 2009
with Bruce Zuckerman

Seminar at Sea Caribbean Cruise
February 1-8, 2009

PUZZLING OUT THE PAST: Adventures in the Study of Ancient Inscriptions from the Origins of the Alphabet to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Treat yourself to a luxurious 7-day cruise to the southern Caribbean on Holland America’s 5-star MS Westerdam. Balance sun and fun with six absorbing lectures from one of the leading scholars in ancient Near Eastern history: Bruce Zuckerman, the Casden Professor of Religion and Linguistics at the University of Southern California. The MS Westerdam will sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the pristine beaches of Half Moon Cay, an exotic Caribbean island just of the coast of Honduras known for its exciting water sports. From there you will sail on to Aruba, whose colorful markets and stunning coral reefs have dazzled visitors for centuries. Curacao is the final destination–a duty-free port whose canals recall Amsterdam with its enchanting gabled buildings inspired by classic Dutch architecture.

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» BAR CONTENTS
The Thrill of Victory
News
A Dead Sea Scroll in Stone
Great Books
July/August issue of BAR
Cartoon Caption Contest
Debates & Online Exclusives
Bible & Archaeology Fest 2008
Seminar at Sea 2009

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Dead Sea Scrolls in Pictures
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142 images with
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