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The Sojourn and Slavery in Egypt

Cow Town or Royal Capital? Nadav Na’aman, <i>Biblical Archaeology Review</i> (23:04), Jul/Aug 1997.
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Cow Town or Royal Capital? Nadav Na’aman, Biblical Archaeology Review (23:04), Jul/Aug 1997.

Evidence for Iron Age Jerusalem BAR readers are already familiar with a recent school of Biblical interpretation that denies any historicity to the ancient Israelite kingdom of David and Solomon. I call this the “revisionist” school. Others have described these scholars as “Biblical minimalists” or even “Biblical nihilists.” Jerusalem in the tenth century B.C.E., when […]

BARlines: Dayan Collection Opens Amidst Controversy, <i>Biblical Archaeology Review</i> (12:04), Jul/Aug 1986.
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BARlines: Dayan Collection Opens Amidst Controversy, Biblical Archaeology Review (12:04), Jul/Aug 1986.

The Dayan Collection, which was previewed in the September/October 1982 BAR, opened at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on April 15, 1986, to rave reviews and a chorus of controversy. Collected by the late Israeli general and amateur archaeologist Moshe Dayan, who died in 1981, the more than 1,000 pieces comprise a stunning and important […]

BARlines: Tell el-Amarna Centennial Symposium, <i>Biblical Archaeology Review</i> (12:04), Jul/Aug 1986.
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BARlines: Tell el-Amarna Centennial Symposium, Biblical Archaeology Review (12:04), Jul/Aug 1986.

One hundred years of excavation and discovery at Tell el-Amarna will be commemorated at “A Tell el-Amarna Centennial” at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, February 1–3, 1987. El-Amarna—the ancient Akhetaten (Egyptian for “The Horizon of the Sun Disc”)—was the capital of Egypt during much of the reign of King Akhenaten (c. 1353–1335 B.C.). Akhenaten […]

You Too Can Read Hieroglyphics, Carey A. Moore, <i>Biblical Archaeology Review</i> (11:04), Jul/Aug 1985.
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You Too Can Read Hieroglyphics, Carey A. Moore, Biblical Archaeology Review (11:04), Jul/Aug 1985.

Speaking Egyptian is tough—impossible, really. Even Egyptians can’t do it. As in other modern Arab countries, Egyptians today speak Arabic. Why should speaking Egyptian be so difficult? Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of ancient Egyptian children were able to speak it by the time they were two years old. It was no more difficult […]

Baal Stela, 14th-13th century BCE
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Baal Stela, 14th-13th century BCE

Located in northwestern Syria on the Mediterranean coast, Ugarit (Ras Shamra) served as the capital city of a second millennium BCE kingdom with the same name. This white limestone stela (4.6’ high x 1.6’ wide), carved in low relief, comes from a temple at the site. Based on stylistic similarities to Hittite art, the stele […]