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Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1985



Fragments from the Book of Balaam Found at Deir Alla

Text foretells cosmic disaster

By André Lemaire

The date was March 17, 1967, a Friday. A Dutch expedition led by Professor Henk J. Franken of the University of Leiden was excavating a mound named Tell Deir Alla in the middle Jordan Valley, east of the river, in Jordan. The site lay...Read more ›

Ancient Ivory—The Story of Wealth, Decadence and Beauty

By Hershel Shanks

The interplay between archaeology and the Bible is perhaps nowhere better illustrated than in the subject of ivory. The Bible helps us to understand the archaeological artifacts, and the archaeological artifacts help us to understand the Bible. In the Bible, we are told of King ...Read more ›