GIANTS AT JERICHO
Ronald Hendel takes a new look at what archaeology has to say about Jericho
Traditionally, archaeologists have always been a bit puzzled about the material record’s silence on the subject of Jericho and the tumbling of its legendary walls. Hendel posits that the archaeological evidence does indeed tell us something about the conquering of Jericho: It’s the Biblical story itself that is responsible for the lack of correlation. By taking a close look at the early Israelite belief that giants inhabited the ancient Canaanite cities, Hendel suggests that archaeology may have something to say about the subject after all.
Read about the giants at Jericho in this issue’s Biblical Views column
TRAVEL/STUDY SITE GRAND REOPENING
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Take a fresh look at our Travel/Study site, featuring a sleek new design, free e-books on Biblical lands, a new Alumni area and our always-popular tours, seminars and cruises. For more than 30 years, the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Travel/Study program has presented a wide variety of educational programs and tours for people who have an unending interest in Biblical studies and in the archaeology of the Biblical lands.
Our seminars have ranged from weekend programs throughout the United States and Canada, to week-long summer programs on college campuses and retreat centers, to two-week-long programs on the campus of Oxford University. We also organize Seminars at Sea, where participants enjoy the pleasures of a cruise while attending daily lectures from a top scholar. Leading our seminars are the top names in Biblical studies and in archaeology, both from North America and from around the world. Our enlightening tours of Israel, Egypt and other lands of the ancient Biblical and classical world feature master guides.
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This week in the news, a 3,500-year-old pained tomb is discovered in Luxor, Egypt, by a Spanish archaeological team. In Israel, "Abraham’s Gate" was reopened in Tel Dan, and excavations in Tiberias have been launched in memory of the Israel Antiquities Authority founder. Elsewhere, a drought in Iraq is revealing archaeological treasures.
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