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Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1987



Ancient Chorazin Comes Back to Life

A Galilee town is reconstructed from fragments

By Zeev Yeivin

“Woe unto you, Chorazin!” So says Jesus of this town in the Galilee (Matthew 11:21; Luke 10:13). Chorazin is one of several Galilean towns condemned because they did not repent: “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you Beth-saida! For if the...Read more ›

Redating the Exodus

By John J. BimsonDavid Livingston

Among Biblical scholars and archaeologists it is almost axiomatic that the Israelites entered Canaan about 1230–1220 B.C. In terms of archaeological periods, this would be towards the end of the Late Bronze Age, for which the Generally Accepted Date (GAD) is 1550–1200 B.C. Yet there are enormous...Read more ›

Name of Deuteronomy’s Author Found on Seal Ring

By Josette Elayi

It was at a party sponsored by the University of Paris in June 1984. We were chatting about nothing in particular when a friend of my husband’s mentioned that he had recently seen some Phoenician antiquities at the home of a Paris collector, more specifically a beautiful...Read more ›