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From ancient literary sources we know that tens of thousands of people were crucified in the Roman Empire. In Palestine alone, the figure ran into the thousands. Yet until 1968 not a single victim of this horrifying method of execution had...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1985
The evolution of ancient oil lamps
No one knows who invented the oil lamp or exactly when it happened. Did this idea of how to control fire evolve slowly, or was it a sudden inspiration that entered the mind of an...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1985
Narrative strategies in New Testament infancy narratives
Biblical scholarship has long recognized the significant differences between the details of the birth of Jesus in the gospels of Matthew and Luke—the only two gospels to contain an...
Bible Review, Spring 1985