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Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1982


Special Section

Special Bible Section

What Does the Bible Say?

Translations speak in many tongues

By Dewey M. Beegle

Bible translations are nothing new. As early as the sixth century B.C. Babylonian Jews may have listened to translations (targums) of the Hebrew Toraha into Aramaic. While Ezra read the Torah to the returned exiles in Jerusalem, the Levites “read from the law of God, clearly, and...Read more ›

Special Bible Section

The New King James Version

First revision of classic bible in more than 200 years

Not since 1769 has the venerable King James Version of the Bible been revised. This year Nelson Publishers brought the King James Version into the twentieth century with care and reverence for its beloved cadences and familiar archaic language.a The King James Version of the Bible, originally...Read more ›

Special Bible Section

The Torah, The Prophets and The Writings—A New Jewish Translation

By Marc Zvi Brettler

The publication of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, The Writings (Kethubim), marks the completion of the new Jewish Publication Society Bible translation, abbreviated NJPS.a This is the first Bible translation executed by a panel of Jewish scholars since the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the...Read more ›


Has the House Where Jesus Stayed in Capernaum Been Found?

Italian archaeologists believe they have uncovered St. Peter’s home

By James F. StrangeHershel Shanks

Italian archaeologists claim to have discovered the house were Jesus stayed in Capernaum. Proof positive is still lacking and may never be found, but all signs point to the likelihood that the house of St. Peter where Jesus stayed, near Capernaum’s famous synagogue, is an authentic relic...Read more ›

A Bible Scholar Looks at BAR’s Coverage of the Exodus

By Yehuda T. Radday

Recent issues of BAR have covered a wide range of views regarding the Israelites’ servitude in Egypt, the parting of the “Red Sea” (the “Reed Sea” in Hebrew), and the route of the Exodus.a The authors were, in the main, archaeologists, linguists and experts in Near Eastern...Read more ›