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Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2020



Another Temple in Judah!

The Tale of Tel Moẓa

By Shua KisilevitzOded Lipschits

A puzzling discovery of an Iron Age II temple at Tel Moẓa, only 4 miles outside of Jerusalem, challenges the biblical claims that King Hezekiah centralized worship at Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and eliminated all rival shrines. In reality, the Tel Moẓa temple fits into the greater economic and administrative context of Judah and reflects an advanced level of localized civic administration in the early ninth century B.C.E.Read more ›

How Magic and Miracles Spread Christianity

By Robert Knapp

In the early centuries of the Common Era, Christianity spread throughout the Roman world—gaining Jewish and polytheist converts alike. Magic and miracles played a significant role in the dissemination of this new, revolutionary religion.Read more ›