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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
Barry Powell should have listened to his grammar school teacher. It was the Phoenicians who invented the alphabet. The Phoenician script was strictly consonantal. Vowels were not represented, and the reader was required to supply them from...
Archaeology Odyssey, Winter 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