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The BAR Companion: July 08, 2009
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MUSEUM OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN OPENS IN ISRAEL

One of the world’s largest mosaic museums displays items relating to ancient Jews, Samaritans and Christians

The Museum of the Good Samaritan in Israel has recently opened to the public. Located in the Judean Desert between Jerusalem and Jericho, the site of the museum is identified with Biblical Ma’ale Adumim, which was located at the junction between the tribal lands of Benjamin and of Judah (Joshua 15:7; 18:17). Later, during the Byzantine period, the site was identified with the inn mentioned in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Some inspiration for the items chosen to be displayed in the museum comes from this parable, and accordingly the museum’s displays include items from both Jewish and Samaritan synagogues, as well as from ancient Christian churches.

Learn more about the Museum of the Good Samaritan

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

This week in the news, Ethiopia’s patriarch makes an announcement concerning the Ark of the Covenant. In Egypt, archaeologists identify an ancient fortified town, while an Elamite-era jar burial is transferred to the Haft-Tappeh Museum in Iran. Meanwhile, Libya’s history is in danger as looters attack the ancient city of Cyrene.

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SEMINAR AT SEA
Set sail for the Caribbean with Dr. Alan Millard this January!

This January, the Seminar at Sea Caribbean Cruise will combine the finest Biblical scholarship with a luxurious and unforgettable vacation, creating the perfect opportunity to invest in your most valuable asset: yourself. Follow the Caribbean sun this winter aboard Holland America’s 5-star ship ms Westerdam. You will have the opportunity to relax, revive and create unforgettable memories while learning about the enigmatic Babylonian world and its relationship to Biblical history and literature in a lecture series entitled "Exploring Babylon and the Bible: Connections and Contrasts." Renowned Biblical scholar Dr. Alan Millard will be your guide into this fascinating realm of scholarship as you experience the beauty and wonders of the Caribbean.

Find out more about this Caribbean journey of discovery

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