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The Emergence of Ancient Israel’s Rival
Did King David do battle with the Edomites? The Bible says he did. It would be unlikely, however, if Edom was not yet a sufficiently complex society to organize and field an army, if Edom was just some nomadic Bedouin tribes roaming around...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2006
Copper production & Christian persecution
Damnatio ad metalla—condemned to the mines! Tantamount to a death sentence. For the past 20 years, we have been exploring these mines about 30 miles southeast of the Dead Sea in the Faynan district of Jordan.a In ancient times, these...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2011
Preserved by desert sands and political isolation, this Roman city in modern Libya is still dazzling to the eye.
The Arab historians and geographers who accompanied the Muslim invaders of northwestern Africa in the middle of the seventh century C.E. said it was like a large island—surrounded on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by...
Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2001
BAR Article—“Sussita Awaits the Spade”—Leads to Excavation
Fifteen years ago, I (Arthur Segal) sat in my study reading an article in BAR by Vassilios Tzaferis about Sussita, a dramatic site overlooking the Sea of Galilee that had been destroyed in a violent earthquake in 749 C.E. and had never been...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2006