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Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2013



Who Destroyed Canaanite Hazor?

By Amnon Ben-Tor

Joshua turned back at that time and took Hazor, and struck its king with the sword, for Hazor was formerly the head of all those kingdoms. And they struck all the people who were in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them … Then...Read more ›

Aegeans in Israel: Minoan Frescoes at Tel Kabri

By Eric H. ClineAssaf Yasur-Landau

More than 3,500 years ago, the Aegean civilizations that produced the gorgeous frescoes of Minoan Crete and Santorini impacted Canaanite civilization in what is now northern Israel. We are presently excavating the palace in western Galilee that makes the connection—at a site called Tel Kabri. The link...Read more ›

Early Israel: An Egalitarian Society

By Avraham Faust

This is going to be a difficult article to illustrate, I thought to myself as I started to write this article for BAR. How do you illustrate something that isn’t there? This is an article about burials—or perhaps tombs would be more accurate. But they aren’t there!1...Read more ›

Daphnis and Chloe in the Garden of Eden

By Theodore H. Feder

We often consider how Biblical religions affected one another, but less often how Biblical religions may have influenced what we sometimes call pagan cultures. Indeed, it can be said that by the time Christianity became a licit religion in the fourth century, its narrative was not entirely...Read more ›