SEARCHING FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH
A chronicle of the archaeological hunt for two of the Bible’s most infamous cities
Sodom and Gomorrah. They are perhaps the most notorious cities of the Bible, inhabited by men and women so vile and wicked that only their utter annihilation could appease God’s wrath (Genesis 19). But where does the Bible locate these legendary dens of iniquity, and does any trace of them still exist? BAR assistant editor Joey Corbett chronicles some of the archaeological investigations aimed at locating these legendary sites and gives us a look at some of the prevailing theories regarding their destruction.
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This week in the news, history gets a helping hand from technology as scientists prepare to digitally "unroll" scrolls buried in the 79 A.D. eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. In Jerusalem’s City of David, a First Temple period Hebrew inscription is uncovered, while archaeologists in Egypt make a spectacular discovery from a little-known era. Meanwhile, U.S. customs officials aid in the recovery of stolen Egyptian artifacts, and an ancient necropolis in Mallorca gets a hand from restorers.
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THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
BAS wants to hear from our readership about a watershed exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls
This fall, Dead Sea Scrolls that have never been seen before will be on special exhibition at the world-class Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada. Scholars from around the world will be converging to study and discuss the documents that comprise one of the most celebrated discoveries of the last century. Would you like to be a part of the conversation? BAS is considering holding our own special seminar at the ROM, with renowned scholars Dr. Peter Flint and Dr. Steve Mason, on October 9 and 10, 2009. We want to hear from you! If you would like to see the realization of such a unique seminar–and think you would be able to attend–please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
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CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
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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 October 15, 2009.
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Searching for Sodom and Gomorrah
The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Royal Ontario Museum
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DEAD SEA SCROLLS, BIBLE AND COVENANT
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