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Was this the lost continent of Atlantis? Did a volcano part the Red Sea?
BAR readers may well wonder what a small volcanic island—now a cluster of islands—in the Aegean Sea has to do with Biblical archaeology. The answer is threefold. Most important, this article is about a high civilization that was destroyed...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1991
Mark’s powerful metaphor explained
Mark, the earliest and the shortest of the Gospels, begins with John baptizing Jesus in the Jordan River (Mark 1:9). As Jesus emerges from the water, Mark tells us, Jesus sees the “heavens torn open” (schizomenous tous ouranous) (Mark...
Bible Review, August 1991
Were they Egyptian lackeys or invading conquerors?
Archaeology has brought the Philistines to life more vividly than perhaps any other Biblical people save the Israelites and the Egyptians.a We now know that the Philistines were one of the Sea Peoples that also included the Tjeker, the Denyen...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1991
A Jewish offshoot or a pagan cult?
The best-known incident in the Bible regarding the Samaritans is of course the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25–37: A priest and a Levite both pass by a man who has been robbed and beaten. The Samaritan, however, stops and takes...
Bible Review, October 1991