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Does the Samaritan community in Nablus have a Torah Scroll written by Aaron’s great-grandson?
A small group of Samaritans—they now number fewer than 300—continues to live in ancient Shechem (modern Nablus on the West Bank) at the foot of their holy mountain, Mt. Gerizim. They claim to have the oldest Torah (the Pentateuch, or five...
Bible Review, October 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
Melodies, morals and biblical interpretations in Byzantium
Sermons in stone,” “sermons in glass”—these multimedia figures of speech should surprise no one, since for long periods of time and in a broad range of places the largely illiterate...
Bible Review, April 1991