In his column “The Bible Then–The Bible Now” in the September/October 2011 issue ofBAR, renowned Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman discusses how archaeology, linguistics and textual criticism can shed important light on today’s most controversial topics.
The Bible as we have it is a complex work that was written and edited over the course of more than a thousand years. In Who Really Wrote the Bible?, you will join Biblical scholars Bart D. Ehrman, Mark Goodacre and Leonard Greenspoon as they each tackle problematic issues of Biblical authorship.
Biblical scholar and favorite BAR columnist Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the modern fortunes of the phrase “The Lord is my shepherd” (Psalm 23) in The Bible In the News.
Fascinating questions surrounding Bible translation will be addressed by noted scholar and BAR columnist Leonard J. Greenspoon in his lecture “On the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version: Ten Common Misconceptions about Bible Translation” at Bible and Archaeology Fest XIV, November 18-20, 2011, in San Francisco, California.
Are you looking to buy a Bible? The free eBook “The Holy Bible: A Buyer’s Guide” is designed to help you sort through Bible translations and editions, and to help you make the important choice about which Bible to purchase.
Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority are uncovering evidence of Byzantine Beersheba in a most unexpected place: the city’s bustling central bus station.
Archaeologists excavating the ancient Canaanite water tunnel at Gezer have uncovered a large natural cave near the bottom of the 150-foot-long rock-hewn tunnel, a cave that may ultimately prove to be the source of the tunnel’s water supply.
In the face of growing demonstrations by antiquities department employees, Mohammad Abdel Fatah, the recently-named secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, resigned from his post this week.
Archaeologists excavating the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey’s Konya Plain have uncovered an elaborate 9,000-year-old wall painting.
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