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Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1989


Special Section

Excavation Opportunities 1989


NASA does not ask the public to help them design rockets, particle physicists do not seek the aid of John or Jane Doe to operate their cyclotrons, and geneticists do not recruit enthusiastic lay people to assist in splicing genes. But every year Biblical archaeologists put out...Read more ›

Excavation Opportunities 1989

Digging in ’89

Ashkelon The Bible frequently mentions the Philistine port city of Ashkelon. Samson went there in a rage and killed 30 men (Judges 14:19); David lamented “Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon” when he learned of the death of Saul and Jonathan, slain...Read more ›

Excavation Opportunities 1989

Prize Find: Tel Dan Scepter Head

By Avraham Biran

“And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight. And the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the...Read more ›

Excavation Opportunities 1989

First Hand: A Poet at Ashkelon

By Lois Sargent

Digging at Ashkelon It is not the dead that die, It is their whispers Stifled by the sands. We seek the sherds, Companions of their lives, But hear no voice, no sound, Except the wind, Whirling through the trees, Except the sea, Surging toward the shore. They...Read more ›