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- 2014 Excavations at Kh. el-Maqatir: A Proposed New Location for the Ai of Joshua 7–8 and Ephraim of John 11:53-54 (Revised Edition 2/27)
- 3 ways relics and artifacts can help us 'find Jesus' Crux: February 27, 2015
- Prof. Shmuel Ahituv to be 2015 Israel Prize laureate in Biblical Research JPost: February 27, 2015
- TV Review: ‘Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery’ Variety: February 27, 2015
- Inscribed Statue Bases from Ptolemaic Alexandria ASOR: February 2015
Excavating at Kh. el-Maqatir. See Article Below.
- 2014 Excavations at Kh. el-Maqatir: A Proposed New Location for the Ai of Joshua 7–8 and Ephraim of John 11:53-54
- Israel struggles to stop archaeological site raids Al-Monitor: February 25, 2015
- Love Affair with Two Languages: Robert Alter PW: February 25, 2015
- The Book of Esther: A Manifesto for Jewish Peoplehood Jewish Link: February 26, 2015
- Archaeologists discover secret room in ancient Sidon temple Daily Star: February 26, 2015
2014 Excavations at Kh. el-Maqatir: A Proposed New Location for the Ai of Joshua 7–8 and Ephraim of John 11:53-54
By D. Scott Stripling
In 2014 no additional architecture from the Bronze Age Fortress was excavated; however, MB III and LB I pottery was found in all of the excavation areas. Much of the LB I pottery was refired, an indication that after initial kiln firing it was exposed to a later site-wide conflagration.
- NBC’s The Voice Features Never-Before-Seen ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ Preview on Prime Time Television Breathecast: February 23, 2015
- When Bible Stories Are Illustrated, They Reveal Some Huge Problems Arts.Mic: February 25, 2015
- Richard Dawkins: Children need to be ‘protected’ from religion Irish Times: February 25, 2015
- The secrets of the Santa Priscilla catacombs BBC: February 25, 2015
- Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
BAS: February 25, 2015 23, 2015
Fatal Attraction. See Article on Judean Pillar Figurines. Photo from Wikicommons.
By Erin Darby
While small female figurines from southern Israel are often interpreted as the wife of God, the iconic female image has paramours of her own – a veritable harem in fact. Indeed, everywhere one looks, from television documentaries to scholarly conferences, from newspaper clipping to academic journals, excavation reports, internet blogs, antiquities shops, and museum displays, this female image attracts crowds of admirers vying to correctly identify her identity.
- JPost Holy Land: Laser technology and archaeology at Jezreel JPost: February 24, 2015
- When King David sat 'in the gate', what did that mean? Haaretz: February 24, 2015
- Ken Ham Says Teaching Only Evolution and Not Creationism in Schools Is 'Indoctrination,' as Scottish MP Proposes Teaching Both CP: February 24, 2015
- Archaeologists May Have Uncovered Ruins of Important Old Testament City Christian News: February 23, 2015
- Jerusalem’s Tower of David museum goes digital Ynetnews: February 21, 2015
- Judaism: For the Month of Adar: What Was the Shekel? Arutz Sheva: February 22, 2015
- Diver recounts discovery of rare golden treasure in Caesarea Ynetnews: February 22, 2015
- New archaeological discoveries on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Ritmeyer: February 20, 2015
- 7 Things You May Not Know About the Gutenberg Bible History: February 23, 2015
- New clues cast doubt on 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' CNN: February 20, 2015
- “Syrian Heritage Initiative a Natural Fit for ASOR,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman ASOR: February 2015
- New Op-Eds-- Biblical Studies and Theology: A Rapprochement
- Actually, that's not in the Bible CNN: February 19, 2015
- Review: Donatello in a Valedictory Show at the Museum of Biblical Art NYTimes: February 19, 2015
- 15 Religion Treasures at Yale Huffington Post: February 19, 2015
- Reviewing two reviews of “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” Enns Blog: February 20, 2015
- Five Stages of Anti-Semitism in Art -- From Medieval to Modern Times Huffington Post February 19, 2015
By C.L. Crouch
I am not a theologian. On the face of it, this is perhaps quite obvious: I am a biblical scholar, not a systematic or philosophical theologian. Having spent nearly a decade in a faculty of theology, however, this realisation was rather slow to sink in. When asked ‘What do you do?’, the automatic response was ‘I am a theologian’.
- Far from ‘Business as Usual’ at Tell es-Safi ASOR: February 2015
- Exodus Documentary: Evidence that Demands a Verdict CBN: February 18, 2015
- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament BAS: February 16, 2015
- Professing Faith: Who was the pharaoh in the biblical story of the Exodus? Redlands Daily Facts: February 18, 2015
- Taking away students’ freedoms or tapping into real truth? Clause: February 18, 2015
- 'Finding Jesus,' 'Killing Jesus' and Telling the Story of His Resurrection — Networks Vie for Christian Viewers During Holy Days CP: February 19, 2015
By Dr. Michael Kok
In searching for an apt analogy for how the second canonical Gospel has been received over the course of two millennia, one could look to movies that had a poor debut at the box office or television shows that suffered in the ratings yet later developed a significant cult following.