BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW
The BAR Companion: November 18, 2009
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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES…AND THE SOUL
Exploring the significance of meals through the ages

In honor of the current season of celebratory meals, BAR managing editor Dorothy D. Resig takes a look at the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity. From Babylon to Athens, from Jerusalem to Rome, meals represented sacred rituals as well as events fraught with social and political significance. This exclusive e-feature takes us on a journey of the senses through history, and reminds us of the origins of this most ancient of traditions. Read more. ____________________________________________________________
EVENT WATCH
Coins from the Temple Mount on display in Jerusalem, and Britain’s Oldest Public Museum Reopens

A new exhibit at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem showcases a collection of coins discovered during excavations at the base of the Temple Mount. The presentation of the coins, many of which date back over 2,000 years, illuminates the expansive history of Jerusalem over the millennia as a location of pilgrimages and religious quests. Meanwhile, Britain’s oldest public museum, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, reopens after a multi-billion-pound renovation. The revamped museum consists of 39 galleries that include four temporary exhibition galleries, an education center and state-of-the-art conservation studios. Read more. ____________________________________________________________
SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT
Egypt expert James K. Hoffmeier

James K. Hoffmeier is Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology at Trinity International University, Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). Since 1994, Dr. Hoffmeier has directed the North Sinai Archaeological Project devoted to researching and studying Egypt’s frontier during the New Kingdom and how this area may relate to the Israelite exodus from Egypt. Investigations at Tell el-Borg began in 1999, and concluded in 2008. Hoffmeier has consulted for and appeared in a number of TV programs on Egypt and the Bible for the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including his most recent book The Immigration Crisis: Immigration, Aliens and the Bible (Wheaton: Crossway, 2009). Now is your last chance to register to hear Dr. Hoffmeier and 19 other distinguished lecturers at the 12th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest this weekend in New Orleans! Read more. ____________________________________________________________
BIBLE & ARCHAEOLOGY FEST XII
Join us THIS WEEK in New Orleans!

Our most popular program year after year, the Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, will take place this year in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20-22, 2009. Twenty of the most distinguished scholars from around the world will be coming together to present you with the latest research and discoveries in Biblical scholarship and archaeology. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts themselves and be among the first to hear about their findings. Hurry – there’s still time to register and join us! Read more. ____________________________________________________________
BEYOND THE BIBLE
Exploring Relevant Sites and Texts

Join prominent archaeologists and Biblical scholars as they explore various sites, texts and concepts that help illuminate your understanding of the Bible. This 5-hour lecture DVD includes James K. Hoffmeier’s lecture "Moses, Akhenaten and Monotheism." Read more. ____________________________________________________________
BREAKING NEWS
Check out the latest news in Biblical archaeology and related topics–updated daily

This week in the news, an enigmatic circular city is discovered in Syria, while evidence of the earliest olives in Egypt comes to light. In Iraq, the place where some scholars locate the Biblical Garden of Eden is slowly coming back to life. Read more. ____________________________________________________________
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Submit a caption

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 December 15, 2009. Read more.

CONTENTS
A Feast for the Senses
Event Watch
Scholar Spotlight
Bible & Archaeology Fest XII
Beyond the Bible
Breaking News
Cartoon Caption Contest
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