Friday , 18 April 2014

Jesus’s Passover

Jesus’s Passover

By: Dr. James F. Strange, University of South Florida Professor  Passover in Exodus 12-13 was a family ritual, but in Jesus’ day it had developed into a national pilgrimage holida ...

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Passover as Jesus Knew it

Passover as Jesus Knew it

By: Helen K Bond Jerusalem in the 30s CE was in a frequent state of heightened political and religious tension, no time more so than at the great religious festivals. Passover was ...

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10 Tips for Packing for a Dig

10 Tips for Packing for a Dig

As the temperature starts to rise outside, many of us will pack our bags and head into the field. In archaeology, summer is a time for excavations and travel. Since a majority of ...

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Did Jesus Celebrate Passover in Sepphoris?

Did Jesus Celebrate Passover in Sepphoris?

By: Dr. Eric M. Meyers Archaeologist and Duke University professor The question of whether Jesus celebrated Passover in Sepphoris is related to the larger question of why Sepphori ...

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The Last Passover of Jesus

The Last Passover of Jesus

By: James H. Charlesworth George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary In th ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Eric Cline

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Eric Cline

Listen to Dr. Eric Cline talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about the biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah, and the claims by differe ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Marvin Sweeney

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Marvin Sweeney

**WARNING THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS** Listen to Dr. Marvin Sweeney talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about his reactions to the movie released th ...

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The Women of ASOR Map:  Creating Opportunities for Networking and Mentoring within Near Eastern Archaeology

The Women of ASOR Map: Creating Opportunities for Networking and Mentoring within Near Eastern Archaeology

By: Aviva Cormier Membership Specialist and Publications Assistant The American Schools of Oriental Research In 2012, I began researching the “Women of ASOR,” on behalf of the ASO ...

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Women in Archaeology

Women in Archaeology

By: Dr. Nancy Serwint, Associate Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Arizona State University I have always thought that the sandbox of archaeology was big enou ...

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Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

By: Valerie Schlegel Undergraduate Judaic Studies Major at The University of Arizona March is Women’s History Month, which highlights the achievements women have made in a variety ...

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Women on ASOR’s Board of Trustees

Women on ASOR’s Board of Trustees

By: Beth Alpert Nakhai, Ph.D. Arizona Center for Judaic Studies The University of Arizona Marshall 420; 845 N. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ   85721 bnakhai@email.arizona.edu The last seve ...

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Tell Es-Sultan – A Pilot Project for Archaeology in Palestine

Tell Es-Sultan – A Pilot Project for Archaeology in Palestine

By: Lorenzo Nigro, University of Rome La Sapienza In a few weeks students and young scholars of Rome “La Sapienza” University, along with Palestinian colleagues from the Ministry ...

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Taking a Closer Look at the Past: the Microanalysis of Ceramic Artifacts in Archaeology Today

Taking a Closer Look at the Past: the Microanalysis of Ceramic Artifacts in Archaeology Today

By: Kamal Badreshany, CRANE Post-doctoral Fellow, Durham University When you walk across almost any Near Eastern tell pottery sherds are likely to crunch under your feet. The enor ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 03/07/2014

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 03/07/2014

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed ...

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Choosing Islamic Archaeology, Mentoring and Directing, and Looking to the Future

Choosing Islamic Archaeology, Mentoring and Directing, and Looking to the Future

By: Dr. Bethany J. Walker Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn When I was asked to contribute to ASOR’s blogs celebrating women in Middle Eastern archaeology, I was honor ...

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The Female Marshalltown

The Female Marshalltown

By: Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen, Co-director at Tel Abel Beth Maacah Hebrew University of Jerusalem My name is Nava Panitz-Cohen. I have my Ph.D from  the Institute of Archaeology at th ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed ...

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ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

Did you know that the ASOR Archives documents over a century of American archaeological research in the Near East? The archive holds about forty collections, including the papers ...

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Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

By: Anne Destrooper-Georgiades, Smadar Gabrieli and Michael Given One of the most striking features of the Greco-Roman city of Kourion  on the south coast of Cyprus is the cemeter ...

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Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Stephen Bourke

Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Stephen Bourke

On our trip to the Semitic Museum,  Ask an Archaeologist posed one of it's more colorful questions to Dr. Greene and Dr. Aja: What do you do when someone breaks a fossil?  Do you ...

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