Hellenistic Period

Tetradrachm of Demetrius II, 127-126 BCE
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Tetradrachm of Demetrius II, 127-126 BCE

Tetradrachm of Demetrius II The obverse shows the diademed head of Demetrius to the right. On the reverse is an eagle perched on a prow, at its shoulder a palm branch; in the left field is a club surmounted by the monogram of Tyre and the letters APE; in the right field are the letters […]

Coin of Ptolemy V, 204-180 BCE
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Coin of Ptolemy V, 204-180 BCE

Coin of Ptolemy V Epiphanes (bronze – IAA 22017), who ruled from 204 to 180 BCE. Ptolemy V Epiphanes was the son of Ptolemy IV Philopator and Arsinoe III of Egypt, was the 5th ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He became ruler at the age of five, and under a series of regents the kingdom […]

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Ptolemy IV Philopater, 222-204 BCE
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Ptolemy IV Philopater, 222-204 BCE

Ptolemy IV Philopator was the fourth Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Egypt. He fought against Antiochus III for control over Judea. Josephus, Antiquities, XII, 129-46- (129) In the reign of Antiochus the Great 44 who ruled over all Asia, the Jews as well as the inhabitants of Celesyria, suffered greatly, and their land was greatly devastated. […]

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Zeus of Carmel Statue Fragment
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Zeus of Carmel Statue Fragment

Leg of statue with a Greek dedication inscription- “Zeus of Carmel, the Heliopolitanian” Mazar, Benjamin. Biblical Israel, State and People. I- Magnes Press, The Hebrew Univ., 1992.

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Seal Impression on a Jug Handle
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Seal Impression on a Jug Handle

  Seal Impression on a Jug Handle Seal impression on the handle of a wine jug of the “Rhodes” type. Ben-Dov, Meir, In the Shadow of the Temple. New York- Harper & Row, 1985.

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Coin of Seleucus I, 305-281 BCE
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Coin of Seleucus I, 305-281 BCE

Seleucus Coin The Seleucid Empire (323-60 BCE) was a Hellenistic successor state of Alexander the Great’s dominion, including central Anatolia, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Persia, Turkmenistan, Pamir and the Indus valley. Its founder, Seleucus I, is also called Seleucus I Nicator (“the victor”).

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Aristotle, 384-322 BCE
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Aristotle, 384-322 BCE

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy of the Imperial Period (1st or 2nd century) of a lost bronze sculpture made by Lysippos. The Louvre. “The evidence of the senses further corroborates [the sphericity of the earth]. How else would eclipses of the moon show segments shaped as we see them? As it is, the shapes […]

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Alexander Mosaic, 333 BCE
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Alexander Mosaic, 333 BCE

Alexander Mosaic Close-Up. Photo courtesy of Livius.org. This mosaic depicts Alexander defeating the Perisan king Darius III in the Battle of Issus. It shows the retreat of Darius as Alexander, wounded in the thigh, continues to advance. This mosaic was found in Pompeii in the House of the Faun.   Alexander Mosaic Full View

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Scholars’ Corner: Bible’s Psalm 20 Adapted for Pagan Use, BAR 11:01, Jan-Feb 1985.
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Scholars’ Corner: Bible’s Psalm 20 Adapted for Pagan Use, BAR 11:01, Jan-Feb 1985.

A story about Ugarit in the September/October 1983 BARa explained how Psalm 29 had originally been composed as a Canaanite hymn to the storm god Baal and was later adapted for the Hebrew psalter. The hymn to Baal was modified for inclusion in Israel’s hymn book by replacing the name Baal with Yahweh, the personal […]

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BARlines: Four Chapters of First Century B.C. Ecclesiasticus Scroll Displayed in Jerusalem, BAR 7:02, Mar-Apr 1981.
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BARlines: Four Chapters of First Century B.C. Ecclesiasticus Scroll Displayed in Jerusalem, BAR 7:02, Mar-Apr 1981.

A first century B.C. fragment of the Book of Ecclesiasticus, which was discovered at Masada in 1964, is on display through March at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book. Ecclesiasticus, also called The Wisdom of Ben Sira, after its supposed author Jesus (son of) Sira, was written in about 170 B.C. It is a […]

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