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Understanding a prophetic poem
Sacred sex, child sacrifice, the cult of the dead—these are the subjects of a powerful, 11-verse poem in Isaiah 57:3–13. Our task will be to understand how the poet makes his points, why he juxtaposes these three seemingly different subjects...
Bible Review, February 1990
The perils of seafaring in the Bronze Age
Poor Wenamun! Stranded in a foreign city, his money stolen and letters of introduction misplaced, the Egyptian official throws himself upon the mercy of the local administration—an all-too-familiar tale of a traveler in distress. But Wenamun’...
Archaeology Odyssey, November/December 1999
Armageddon—the name is synonymous with apocalypse, Judgment Day and end-time. As the site of the cataclysmic battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil, Armageddon has...
Bible Review, June 2000
One and the same!
The following letter recently surfaced in the antiquities collection of a noble European family and is published here for the first time. The brackets indicate illegible text that has been restored by the translator.—Ed. [Say] to the [goo]d...
Archaeology Odyssey, September/October 2005
The rise and fall of the Hittites, Turkey’s splendid Bronze Age civilization
Just who were the Hittites? When this question began to be asked a little more than a century ago, our only knowledge of the Hittites came from the Hebrew Bible.1 Abraham buys a burial...
Archaeology Odyssey, January/February 2002
What triggered the collapse?
It sounded like the roar of a high-speed train—but it caused far more devastation. The earthquake that hit northwestern Turkey at Izmit, near Istanbul, on August 17, 1999, measured 7.4 on the Richter scale and killed 17,000 people. The...
Archaeology Odyssey, September/October 2001
Digging through the Bible: Understanding Biblical People, Places, and Controversies through Archaeology
Richard A. Freund
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2011