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Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1999



Bringing Collectors (and Their Collections) Out of Hiding

By Hershel Shanks

At the end of the late Nahman Avigad’s magisterial Corpus of West Semitic Stamp Sealsa appear a number of indices and lists that are not only helpful to scholars but also interesting to thumb through at odd moments. Leafing through the book recently, I came upon one...Read more ›

Tripartite Buildings: Divided Structures Divide Scholars

By Moshe Kochavi

BAR readers, as well as scholars, have long puzzled over the distinctive tripartite pillared buildings that have been discovered in so many excavations in Israel. Their architecture seems simple enough: long rectangular buildings divided into thirds by two rows of pillars that create a central hall and...Read more ›



Sha’ar ha-Golan, Israel