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Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1986



Does the Holy Sepulchre Church Mark the Burial of Jesus?

By Dan Bahat

Since 1960, the Armenian, the Greek and the Latin religious communities that are responsible for the care of the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem have been engaged in a joint restoration project of one of the most fascinating and complex buildings in the world. In connection with...Read more ›

Ancient Gold Ring Depicts the Holy Sepulchre

By Yaakov Meshorer

A gold ring was found in 1974 in the excavations south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.a At the time, the suggestion that the ring depicted the Holy Sepulchre, or tomb of Jesus, met with considerable scholarly skepticism. The ring has never been studied or published. My...Read more ›

Why the Moabite Stone Was Blown to Pieces

Ninth-century B.C. inscription adds new dimension to Biblical account of Mesha’s rebellion

By Siegfried H. Horn

F. A. Klein was an Anglican minister, born in Alsace, who came to the Holy Land as a medical missionary in the mid-1800s. Although he lived in Jerusalem, he traveled widely on both sides of the Jordan, seeking to relieve pain and win converts. As a result...Read more ›

From Ebla to Damascus: The Archaeology of Ancient Syria

By Marie-Henriette Gates

Eight thousand years in the history of ancient Syria are on display in a magnificent exhibit that is touring six American cities.a Collected under the title “From Ebla to Damascus,” its objects vividly illustrate a sweep of civilizations ranging from the simple settlements of the Neolithic seventh...Read more ›