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Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2015



Biblical Archaeology: Whither and Whence

Looking back with Eric and Carol Meyers

By Hershel Shanks

Duke professors Eric and Carol Meyers gained national prominence when they discovered the Torah ark at Nabratein, Israel, in 1981. But that’s only part of their story. On December 22, 2014, I sat down and talked to them about their past 40 years in Biblical archaeology.Read more ›

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

By James C. VanderKam

What do the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us about the New Testament? One possible answer is: Nothing. The scrolls were associated with a relatively small group, or, rather, with several small groups.a Other Jewish people, like the first Christians, may not even have known about their sectarian...Read more ›

Has Jesus’ Nazareth House Been Found?

By Ken Dark

What was Nazareth like when Jesus lived there? The evidence is sparse but intriguing. Surprising as it may seem, very little archaeological work has been done in Nazareth itself. However, a site within the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, across the street from the Church of the Annunciation,...Read more ›

Is It Possible to Protect Our Cultural Heritage?

By Hershel Shanks

We all condemn looting. But there is little talk about what can effectively be done about it. Telling people not to buy what may be looted antiquities makes the authorities feel good but has virtually no effect on looting. In the September 2014 issue of the distinguished...Read more ›