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Where did the money come from to build this magnificent Roman structure? An extremely unusual inscription—one without any extant letters—points to the spoils from the Jerusalem Temple.
“So long as the Colosseum stands, Rome also stands; when the Colosseum will fall, Rome also will fall; when Rome will fall, the world also will fall” (The Venerable Bede).1 The...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2001
The Strange Case of Veronese’s Last Supper
When first gazing at Veronese’s painting of the Last Supper, it is difficult to recognize that it actually is a painting of the...
Bible Review, October 2001
Most people assume that the name Palestine derives from “Land of the Philistines” (Peleshetin the Hebrew Bible; see Psalms 60:10; Isaiah 14:29, 31), via the Greek Palaistinêand the Latin Palaestina. But there is evidence...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2001