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Subsequent excavations in bat dung by American archaeologist confirms original location of the papyrus scrolls; diggers find hundreds of additional small fragments in Jordan Valley caves.
Nineteen-sixty-one was the third winter of drought. In the Old City of Jerusalem there were long queues at the water spigots. Tribes of Ta‘âmireh bedouin were drifting north past Jerusalem. Whole families and clans were moving...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March 1978
An archaeology series for kids teaches adults as well
The Lerner Archaeological Series is written for readers twelve and above, but like many well written books for youngsters, this series can be enjoyable and informative to adults as well. Individual volumes are about 85 pages long and cover a...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1978
A Biblical sociologist looks at the patriarchs and Exodus Israelites
The Bible relates that early Israel entered Canaan twice—once in the Patriarchal Age and a second time after the Exodus from Egypt. Prior to 1960 virtually all commentators on Israelite origins pictured early Israel as a pastoral...
Biblical Archaeology Review, June 1978