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The BAR Companion: March 31, 2009

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NEHEMIAH–THE MAN BEHIND THE WALL
BAR’s latest e-feature takes a closer look at the figure of Nehemiah and his role in the rebuilding of Jerusalem

Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile. BAR managing editor Dorothy D. Resig examines the Persian official who played such a crucial role restoring and fortifying Jerusalem. Visit us online to read about the historical figure of Nehemiah and the sources that comprise the Book of Nehemiah.

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TRAVEL/STUDY SITE GRAND REOPENING
Our Travel/Study site has a great new look and expanded features

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

This week in the news, a Greek fisherman netted quite a surprise when he reeled in a 2,200-year-old bronze statue of a horseman, while in Cyprus an Italian archaeologist claims to have found the island’s oldest religious site. Egypt’s crusade to recover stolen antiquities scores a victory with the return of an ancient wooden sarcophagus, while a massive Byzantine-era bath complex is discovered in southern Israel. Meanwhile, surprising new data from an excavation in southeastern Turkey is causing scholars to reconsider the current theories regarding steel production in antiquity.

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