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The story of one scholar’s failed attempt
How can we discover—or uncover—the Israelite God in the text of the Hebrew Bible? That is the problem scholars refer to as Old Testament theology. A recent book that has created quite a stir in the academy, written by the prominent Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann, answers...
Bible Review, December 1999
Pottery talks. That’s a little secret archaeologists know but few outsiders are privy to. And pottery can talk—a lot. If you were to excavate George Washington’s dining room at Mount Vernon and recover fragments of the many plates and cups...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1999
Discovering the idolatry of the even maskit
Leviticus bans the Israelites from bowing upon a maskit stone. But what is a maskit? A recently deciphered Assyrian inscription may hold the key to identifying this mysterious prohibited object.
Bible Review, October 1999