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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
Seals and seal impressions of six biblical personages recovered
Hebrew University professor Nahman Avigad, the world’s leading authority on Hebrew seals, lamented that “among the hundreds of Hebrew seals and seal-impressions dating from biblical...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 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