Bible History Daily's Week in Review

October 27, 2012


The End of an Era

Scholars, friends and colleagues Lawrence Stager, Peter Machinist, Robert Kraft, John Kutsko, Sidnie White Crawford and Jim Davila add their remembrances of Frank Moore Cross alongside an obituary by BAR editor Hershel Shanks.

Bible and Archaeology Fest

The 15th annual BAS Bible and Archaeology Fest is only weeks away. Join over 20 distinguished scholars in Chicago for the presentation of their most up-to-date research and discussions of the most recent, exciting discoveries in the field.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Six-Part Series

In a DVD set featuring scholars from the latest issue of BAR, learn what the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about the development of the Hebrew Bible, Judaism at the turn of the era and the roots of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism.

That Other “King of the Jews”

James Tabor considers the claim that Jesus was “King of the Jews” to be a highly charged political statement, and he writes, “I have not the slightest doubt that [Jesus] laid claim to the royal Davidic lineage and understood himself as the legitimate King of Israel or ‘messiah.’”

Warfare in the Biblical World

In the October 2012 Library Explorer, BAS editors have arranged a special collection of articles highlighting military perspectives, ancient siege techniques and individual sites whose varied histories shed light on the many sides of ancient warfare.

Jerusalem of Gold

Gold is mentioned 285 times in the Hebrew Bible and its Biblical imagery is rich and varied. Jerusalem is aglow with the treasures of two glittering museum exhibits—Pure Gold at the Bible Lands Museum and White Gold at the Israel Museum.


Alexander the Great’s Illuminated Birthday

A new study of urban planning in ancient Alexandria reveals that the city’s Canopic Road was oriented towards the rising sun on the day of birth of Alexander the Great.

A New Light for the World’s Oldest Unknown Script

New Reflectance Transformation Imaging technology may lead to the decipherment of proto-Elamite, one of the world’s oldest writing systems.


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Write a caption for this cartoon (see Matthew 7:9-10). The deadline for mailed entries is November 30. The author of the winning caption will receive a copy of the BAS book The Origins of Things, a BAS tote bag and three gift subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS tote bag and two gift subscriptions.

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