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What time is it when the Qumran sundial reads 15 o’clock? Time to get a new theory.
A recent issue of BAR contained a picture of a supposed sundial found more than 40 years ago in the excavations of Père Roland de Vaux at Qumran, the famous site near where the Dead Sea...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1998
Deir el-Balah and the cosmopolitan culture of the Late Bronze Age
After the Six-Day War in 1967, the Old City of Jerusalem became accessible to Israelis for the first time in nearly 20 years. For many who, like me, had grown up in Jerusalem during the British Mandate, when one could travel freely between...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 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
How the deity became more distant from Exodus to Deuteronomy
A spectacular sound and light show greeted the Israelites when the new nation encountered God for the first time at Mt. Sinai.1 The awesome display of divine presence and power so terrified the Children of Israel that they begged God not to...
Bible Review, October 1998