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The BAR Companion: April 21, 2010
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THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES
Introducing the May/June issue of BAR


This year’s May/June issue continues our celebration of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s 35th anniversary. BAR Managing Web Editor Sarah K. Yeomans introduces the new issue, which contains an in-depth interview with eminent Biblical archeologist Israel Finkelstein, a close look at how Jews, Christians and pagans interacted in the ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias, and a discussion of how much difference one day can really make in the fields of Biblical archaeology and scholarship. Read more.

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This week in the news, hundreds of Roman amphorae are discovered off the coast of Italy while the tomb of an ancient Egyptian scribe comes to light in Egypt. In Syria, ancient tower-tombs are discovered by archaeologists working in Palmyra. Meanwhile in Iraq, the country’s archaeological sites are opening to tourists. Read more.

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LEGENDARY TURKEY
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This beautiful and mythical land is essential in understanding the context of the New Testament, as approximately two-thirds of its books are written either to or from churches in Turkey. With Dr. Mark Wilson as your expert scholar-guide, follow in the footsteps of Paul as you explore the land that that has some of the most significant Biblical sites in the world:

  • The harbor that Paul and Barnabus departed from in Kaleiçi
  • Perga, the city that Paul visited during his first journey
  • The harbor of Andriake, where Paul changed ships on his way to Rome
  • Psidian Antioch, where it is believed Paul preached his first sermon of Acts and where there is an important church dedicated to him
  • Hierapolis, mentioned in Paul’s letter to the Colossians
  • The unexcavated site of Colossae, where it is quite possible (and generally held) that Paul wrote two letters–Colossians and Philemon
  • Miletus, where Paul delivered his speech to the Ephesian elders, near one of its four harbors
  • The incomparable site of Ephesus, home of the famous ancient library, where Paul spent nearly three years during his third journey

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May/June 2010 BAR
Bible Buyer’s Guide
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Turkey Tour
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