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How anti-Semitism distorted Friedrich Delitzsch’s scholarship
Bible scholars don’t often become famous. And they certainly don’t do it overnight. But that’s what Friedrich Delitzsch did, 100 years ago. Already known among scholars as a leading Semitist and historian, Delitzsch had published the standard...
Bible Review, February 2002
We unexpectedly found a Moabite temple, the first of its kind ever discovered, during an excavation in 1999. The Moabites, a people living east of the Dead Sea, were neighbors of the ancient Israelites. Ruth is the most touching Moabite...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2002
Visiting sacred sites vs. working the land
The famous mosaic map in a church in Madaba, Jordan, and the not-so-famous mosaic inscription from an ancient synagogue near Tel Rehov, in Israel’s Beth-Shean Valley, reflect two very...
Bible Review, October 2002