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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
Excavating 50 years ago took courage but little money
“It was different then,” the archaeologist said. “Today there are institutes and technicians, engineers, directors and subdirectors!” “Back then, we had nothing,” he said. “But it was a wonderful period. A time of life. A time of courage; no...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1984
All efforts at publication now ended
One of the greatest Biblical archaeologists of the 20th century, William Foxwell Albright, left an unfinished book manuscript when he died in 1971. But this is no secret to his friends, students and admirers. BAR readers were told of the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 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