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The case of David’s Palace and the Millo
Evidence from the Bible and from archaeology must be interpreted independently of each other, but in the end they must be compared and interpreted. Take Jerusalem: In view of the continuous settlement of Jerusalem from the tenth century B.C.E...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2014
Do the Dead Sea Scrolls help?
When ancient Biblical texts differ from one another, which one should we believe? More specifically, in answering this question: How helpful are those ancient scrolls of the Hebrew Bible found among the Dead Sea Scrolls? Prior to their...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2014
The Bible portrays the Philistines as Israel’s cruel and ruthless enemy. The two peoples engaged in a fierce struggle for control of the land in the 12th–11th centuries B.C.E. We all know the stories of Samson’s struggles against the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2014