Biblical Archaeology Review, June 1978
A Biblical sociologist looks at the patriarchs and Exodus Israelites
Kathleen Kenyon's discovery in cult center illuminates puzzling Biblical passage
Archaeology provides a new more accurate method for estimating ancient populations. Davidic Jerusalem was home to fewer than 2000 people.
Midianite tent shrine found amidst ancient Negev copper mines. Recent excavations lead to new understanding of ancient mining technology; no evidence of King Solomon.
Dual fatherhood, human and divine, was not uncommon in ancient times. Kingship was transmitted through the human husband of the mother.
Prominent Israeli archaeologist blasts BAR, asks to be left alone
BAR lauds Avigad's scholarship but finds his refusal to release pictures indefensible