November 3, 2012
In the November/December 2012 issue of BAR, editor Hershel Shanks discusses the Jehoash Inscription. He asks: “What do you do when expert philologists say it is a forgery and expert geologists say it is authentic—especially when you are neither?”
In this BAS Lecture Series DVD, you will join prominent Biblical scholars as they each tackle the contentious issues of Biblical authorship and, in the process, provide startling revelations about how and when the Bible was written.
British Egyptologist Amelia Edwards (1831–1892), co-founder of the Egypt Exploration Society, unexpectedly uncovered a sanctuary at Abu Simbel. Read her account of the discovery in the Bible History Daily Halloween feature.
How does the Bible portray its villains? In a new BAS DVD, eminent scholars explore evidence of some not-so-nice Biblical figures: from a ruthless Assyrian king to a confused Judean governor, and from Roman executioners to a betraying friend.
Spend three days in sunny Orlando at a stimulating seminar this January. Learn about new theories and discuss Biblical controversies alongside interactive presentations by Drs. Andrea M. Berlin, Theodore J. Lewis and Andrew G. Vaughn.
Archaeologists have uncovered a stunning collection of 1,700-year-old mosaics in a late Roman or Byzantine villa complex in Izmir, Turkey.
Excavations at ‘Ayn Gharandal in southern Jordan have uncovered a late Roman/early Byzantine complex featuring local Nabatean names and Christian symbols.
North Carolina State and East Carolina University excavations at Petra’s north ridge highlight Petra’s non-elite populations through discoveries in shaft tombs, domestic structures and the city walls.
Bulgarian archaeologists working near Provadia announced the discovery of a fifth-millennium B.C.E. salt-mining community at a site they describe as Europe’s oldest town.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
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 BARto friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS tote bag and two gift subscriptions.
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