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Shortly after a raging mob demolished the traditional site of Joseph’s tomb near ancient Shechem, first dismantling it stone by stone and then setting it aflame, a newspaper reporter called me for comment. Like most people, I was sickened by...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2001
Would museums purchase these good-luck tokens today?
I read an interesting article in a recent issue of the Israel Exploration Journal that intrigued but also saddened me.1 It is about 16 eulogiai (singular, eulogia) inscribed in Greek simply with the name “Solomon.” A ...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 2001
New questions, new technologies, new specialties all leave their mark on the way archaeologists work.
Archaeological periods are not always easy to define; for example, we cannot gauge precisely when the Late Bronze Age turned into Iron Age I. Not so, however, with the Age of BAR. This...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2001