Archive for May, 2008

Nahman Avigad: In Memoriam, Frank Moore Cross, BAR 18:03, May-Jun 1992.
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Nahman Avigad: In Memoriam, Frank Moore Cross, BAR 18:03, May-Jun 1992.

Click here to view the original article. Nahman Avigad was born in the Galician town of Zawalow (then in Austria, now in the Ukraine), on September 25, 1905, the son of Isak and Perl Reiss. He died at age 86 in Jerusalem on January 28, 1992. His childhood and schooling took place in Brno, Czechoslovakia, […]

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Thoughts in the Dirt at Dan, Daniel S. Wolk, BAR 10:01, Jan-Feb 1984.
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Thoughts in the Dirt at Dan, Daniel S. Wolk, BAR 10:01, Jan-Feb 1984.

Click here to view the original article. Dan, 921 B.C., 5 a.m.- King Jeroboam I of Israel sits on a stone bench in the entranceway to the walled city of Dan and watches Israelite laborers and slaves construct an altar for the golden calf. A stonecutter, wearing a sheepskin loin cloth, swings his stone hammer, […]

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What Does the Bible Say? Translations speak in many tongues, Dewey M. Beegle, BAR 8:06, Nov-Dec 1982.
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What Does the Bible Say? Translations speak in many tongues, Dewey M. Beegle, BAR 8:06, Nov-Dec 1982.

Bible translations are nothing new. As early as the sixth century B.C. Babylonian Jews may have listened to translations (targums) of the Hebrew Torah into Aramaic. While Ezra read the Torah to the returned exiles in Jerusalem, the Levites “read from the law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people […]

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The Rose of Jericho—Symbol of the Resurrection, Jacob Friedman, Zippora Stein and Amotz Dafni, BAR 6:05, Sep-Oct 1980.
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The Rose of Jericho—Symbol of the Resurrection, Jacob Friedman, Zippora Stein and Amotz Dafni, BAR 6:05, Sep-Oct 1980.

Bible and Beyond Generations of Christian Pilgrims to the Holy land brought home traditional mementos such as pressed wild flowers from Jerusalem, olive-wood covered Bibles, and a homely little ball of dried-out twigs with miraculous properties—the Rose of Jericho (Anastatica hierochuntica). The desiccated skeletons of the small desert plant are still sold at souvenir shops […]

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How I Found a Fourth-Century B.C. Papyrus Scroll on My First Time Out! Hanan Eshel, BAR 15:05, Sep-Oct 1989.
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How I Found a Fourth-Century B.C. Papyrus Scroll on My First Time Out! Hanan Eshel, BAR 15:05, Sep-Oct 1989.

This is almost as much a personal story of luck and adventure as it is an archaeological story. It tells of my first dig—my own dig, that is—after graduating with a B.A. in archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My story will perhaps explain why, despite the scientific advances and the careful, methodical techniques […]

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Quotes by Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1954-1967.
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Quotes by Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1954-1967.

May 8, 1954 “Israel is an artificial state which must disappear.” March 3, 1955 “We were not defeated in Palestine in 1948, for the Egyptian army did not fight in 1948.” (I.L., II/667). Source- Y. Harkabi, Arab Attitudes To Israel, Trans. By Misha Louvish, New York- Hart Pub. Co., 1972, p. 374. October 14, 1955 […]

The Bethlehem Message, Palestine 1938, Garden City Press LTD. England.
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The Bethlehem Message, Palestine 1938, Garden City Press LTD. England.

At Christmas time the thoughts of Christians all over the world naturally turn to the land where Christ was born and taught and died. The story of Bethlehem is perhaps the most beautiful story ever told, as the picture of the worshipping shepherds is perhaps the most familiar of pictures. At Christmas time Palestine is […]

The Holy Land in Coins, Yaakov Meshorer, BAR Mar 1978.
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The Holy Land in Coins, Yaakov Meshorer, BAR Mar 1978.

What archaeologists find is important. But what they don’t find can be just as important—such as their failure to find coins anywhere in the world before the end of the 7th century B.C. In the Holy Land, coins are not found until about 100 years later. This total absence of coins—despite extensive excavations—is an important […]

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President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset, Jerusalem, May 15, 2008.
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President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset, Jerusalem, May 15, 2008.

2-55 P.M. (Local) THE PRESIDENT- President Peres and Mr. Prime Minister, Madam Speaker, thank very much for hosting this special session. President Beinish, Leader of the Opposition Netanyahu, Ministers, members of the Knesset, distinguished guests- Shalom. Laura and I are thrilled to be back in Israel. We have been deeply moved by the celebrations of […]

The Lebanon War and the Intifadas, 1974-2007
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The Lebanon War and the Intifadas, 1974-2007

REDIRECT The Lebanon War and the Intifadas, 1974-2008

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