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How it affects our understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity
On August 1, 1960, I received a letter from a man who identified himself as a Virginia clergyman. The letter stated that the writer was in a position to negotiate the sale of “important, authentic discoveries of Dead Sea Scrolls.” Obviously,...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1984
Archaeological evidence provides basis for a new analysis
“Tophet” is a Biblical word. It is the name of a place that was on the south side of ancient Jerusalem in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom, where the Israelites sacrificed their children by...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1984
A little-known episode in the beginnings of archaeology in the Holy Land
Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, granddaughter of William Pitt and daughter of the third Earl of Stanhope, was the first person who ever intentionally excavated an ancient artifact in the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1984
Hot springs drew the afflicted from around the world
According to the Greek biographer Eunapius, the second most beautiful bath complex in the entire Roman Empire during the fourth century A.D. was located in, of all places, Palestine—at a site known as Hammat Gader.1 Hammat Gader lies just...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1984