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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
Rediscovering the oldest complete Hebrew Bible
Even though the city has changed its name back to St. Petersburg, the book is still called the Leningrad Codex. It’s the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in the world. Since glasnost—remember that?—we have been able to...
Bible Review, August 1997