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What names in the Bible teach us
What’s in a name? That question has many answers when it’s applied to the Bible. In the Bible’s beginning, in the story of creation, names provide literary analogies or connections. For example, ’adam in Hebrew means both “person” (...
Bible Review, December 1997
Unlike the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which was chronicled in detail by the first-century historian Josephus, the Second Jewish Revolt, the so-called Bar-Kokhba...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1997
Culture conflict on Judah’s frontier
At 6 a.m. on April 6, 1911, a group of Arab villagers headed by a tall, red-haired, boldly mustachioed Scottish highlander named...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1997