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For most Christians, the term “Samaritan” evokes a compassionate people who help others in need, especially when nobody else is willing to do so. In fact, today “Samaritans” is the name of an organization that attends to the emotionally...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1998
I would make the startling suggestion that the alphabet was invented by a single human being, who created this remarkable technology to record the Greek hexameters of the poet we call Homer. Certainly everyone agrees that the invention of the...
Archaeology Odyssey, Winter 1998
How sculptures from the Parthenon got to the British Museum
When the Elgin Marbles appeared in London between 1802 and 1812, heady talk filled the air. They would create a revolution in the arts. They would change the tastes of the entire nation. New truths would be discovered in these old stones,...
Archaeology Odyssey, Spring 1998
A rare teacher, James Muilenburg was able to hold together the historical meaning, the literary form and the theological significance of biblical texts.
Bible Review, February 1998