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Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2013



The Christian Flight to Pella: True or Tale?

By Stephen Bourke

In 66 A.D., approximately 35 years after Jesus’ crucifixion, the Jews revolted against their Roman rulers, a revolt that ended in 70 A.D. with the burning of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple. On the eve of its destruction, the followers of Jesus, later to be...Read more ›

Cedars of Lebanon: Exploring the Roots

By Nili Liphschitz

Israel, then as now, was impoverished in natural resources. As the old joke has it, if only Moses had turned right instead of left, Israel would have had the oil. Israel is also poor in sources of timber necessary in ancient times for the construction of important...Read more ›

“The Lord Is One”: How Its Meaning Changed

By Armin LangeEsther Eshel

Near the village of Halbturn, Austria, about 60 miles east of Vienna, lies an ancient estate with its own graveyard. The estate was occupied from the late second century C.E. to the middle of the fifth century. The cemetery associated with the settlement includes approximately 300 graves...Read more ›