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The BAR Companion: June 24, 2009
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BIBLE IN THE NEWS: SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT
Biblical Samson–or at least his story–is still alive and well in modern times

In the current issue of BAR, Bible in the News columnist Leonard Greenspoon points out that the Biblical figure of Samson and his legendary hair still reverberates in our modern culture. Perhaps appropriately, sports provide a window into this particular Biblical phenomenon: players and fans both exhibit superstition when it comes to the length of a player’s hair. But sports are not the only bastions of Samson echoes–from action figures to lovesick donkeys, Samson and his story still resonate today.

Read about Samson in our modern times

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

This week in the news, 18th-dynasty tombs of officials are discovered in the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga in Luxor, Egypt. In Israel, the largest known cave in the country, thought to be an ancient Roman quarry, is discovered in the West Bank, while in Malta an ancient mystery is set to go on display.

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EGYPT: LAND OF LEGENDS AND MYSTERIES
Travel a new and exotic path!

Travel a new and exotic path in Egypt! Once you’ve walked in the footsteps of pharaohs and kings, you’ll want to return again and again. This tour not only introduces the first-time visitor to Egypt’s wonders, but also reveals more of her secrets to those who have traveled this legendary land before. Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, we promise that you’ve never seen the legends and mysteries of Egypt like this. Your lecturer and guide is renowned scholar Dr. Chahinda Karim, who will introduce you to el-Amarna, Beni Hassan, the Pyramid of Meidum, St. Catherine’s Monastery, the Library at Alexandria, the Red Monastery, Pharaohs Island, the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Luxor and more!

Sign up for authentic travel off the beaten track in the capable hands of Dr. Chahinda Karim

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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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Bible in the News: Shave and a Haircut
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Egypt: Land of Legends and Mysteries
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