BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW
The BAR Companion: April 22, 2009

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LILITH: SEDUCTRESS, HEROINE OR MURDERER?
Exploring one of the Bible’s most mysterious figures

For 4,000 years Lilith has wandered the earth, figuring in the mythic imaginations of writers, artists and poets. Janet Howe Gaines explores this enigmatic Biblical character and its origins in ancient mythology and tradition. In her examination of Lilith’s historical roots, Gaines also investigates how this figure has been interpreted and portrayed by various civilizations throughout history. Join us online today to take a closer look at Lilith and her evolving roles in mankind’s mythology.

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EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE BIBLE THIS SUMMER AT ST. OLAF
Back by popular demand!

This much-requested BAS vacation seminar takes place within the beautiful and restorative setting of St. Olaf College’s award-winning architecture nestled in a 300-acre woodland in Northfield, Minnesota. During the week-long seminar, acclaimed Biblical scholars Dr. James Tabor and Dr. Tina Wray will illuminate the compelling and mysterious world of the Bible in a series of 18 lectures. This unique program provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and interact with two of the most eminent scholars in the field in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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

This week in the news, Egypt leads the archaeological headlines with a series of remarkable announcements and discoveries: A cache of beautifully decorated mummy sarcophagi has been discovered south of Cairo, while an announcement suggests that Antony and Cleopatra’s tomb location may have been identified. Egyptian discoveries also occurred well outside of Egypt’s borders: The University of Pisa in Italy announced the discovery of a 200-year-old Egyptian travel journal. Elsewhere, Haaretz reports on the ceremonial skulls that may have been used by ancient Jews, first published in BAR, while a massive archaeological rescue operation is underway in Iran.

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DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT TIMES: ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL AND JORDAN EXTENDED DEADLINE!
NEH Summer Study for Schoolteachers (K-12)

A unique opportunity for educators is available this summer at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Directed by Dr. Gloria London and Dr. Rhonda Root, the 23-day program immerses teachers in the world of Near Eastern archaeology, bringing participants into contact with the actual history, techniques and discoveries of an archaeological excavation. Successful applicants will receive a stipend and an opportunity to receive graduate course credit, as well as the rare opportunity to bring a unique firsthand experience back to the classroom.

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