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Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2012



Join a Dig: See the World

By Glenn J. Corbett

As any dig volunteer will tell you, there is nothing like the adventure of going on your first dig. Of course, digging is itself exciting, but there’s also the adventure that comes along with being immersed in a different country and culture and exploring a part of...Read more ›

Layers of Ancient Jerusalem

By Shlomit Weksler-BdolahAlexander OnnShua KisilevitzBrigitte Ouahnouna

If you go to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is actually the western retaining wall of Herod’s Temple Mount and Judaism’s holiest prayer site, and then turn around, you will see at the other side of the plaza an area of less than half an...Read more ›

Inn of the Good Samaritan Becomes a Museum

By Yitzhak Magen

“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” the man of the law asks Jesus. “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” And he answered: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with...Read more ›

When Did Ancient Israel Begin?

New hieroglyphic inscription may date Israel’s ethnogenesis 200 years earlier than you thought

By Hershel Shanks

Longtime BAR readers are familiar with the Merneptah Stele, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which is generally recognized as containing the oldest extrabiblical reference to Israel.a The hieroglyphic inscription can be dated quite precisely to somewhere between 1210 and 1205 B.C.E. But is it the...Read more ›