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Jesus may be the most filmed figure in history
Films recreate the past and make it come alive. For many people movies are their first and most memorable encounter with history. Movies can also reflect a society’s changing values, as well as its attempts to come to terms with its past and...
Bible Review, February 1998
Does a new inscription establish a connection between Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Not a single fragment of a Dead Sea Scroll has been discovered among the ruins of Qumran, the ancient settlement adjacent to the caves where the scrolls were found. Although many...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1998
A garbled passage in Josephus has obscured the location of the mass suicide
Prior to Yigael Yadin’s excavations in the 1960s, most of what we knew about Herod the Great’s mountain fortress of Masada came from the first-century C.E. Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The story is well known: After the Romans destroyed...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1998