Monday , 1 September 2014

David’s Jerusalem

David’s Jerusalem

  In truth, Charlemagne’s influence in Jerusalem was restricted to sponsorship of a few religious houses and orders permitted by the actual ruler of the city, the Abbasid cal ...

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“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 77, Issue 2 was a special issue focusing on Herod the Great. Herod has been described in many ways, from the greatest builder in Jewish history, t ...

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Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel ASORtv! Just click the subscribe button below! The above video is the entire, “Roast and Toast.” To see a list of individual speakers ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology,” Featuring Professor Richard Friedman

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology,” Featuring Professor Richard Friedman

Welcome back to another Friend's of ASOR podcast. In this episode ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe spoke with Richard E. Friedman, author and University of Ge ...

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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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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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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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The Leo Boer Archive and the Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs-project

The Leo Boer Archive and the Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs-project

By: Bart Wagemakers University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Introduction As an employee of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leyden, the Netherlands, I happened to meet the lat ...

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Introduction to Archaeology and the New Testament (Mandarin Language)

Introduction to Archaeology and the New Testament (Mandarin Language)

By: Wenhua Shi, Independent Researcher 2012 - 2013 Noble Group Fellow W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research There are currently few resources available in the Mandari ...

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Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian Period Prophetic Perspectives

Reconstructing Jerusalem: Persian Period Prophetic Perspectives

Kenneth A. Ristau, Pennsylvania State University Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellow W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research In rare agreement, successiv ...

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OLD TESTAMENT JERUSALEM: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?

OLD TESTAMENT JERUSALEM: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?

The following ASOR blog post derives from Jane Cahill West, one of several Jerusalem archaeologists making presentations at the fifth annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend at La Si ...

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The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely Most Americans understand World War I in the Middle East through the epic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Who can forget Peter O’Toole’s vibrant blue eyes as ...

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Remix: Hisham M’Farreh, Chef at the Albright Institute (1994-Present)

Remix: Hisham M’Farreh, Chef at the Albright Institute (1994-Present)

Recently, I was looking through some of this blog's original posts to remove spam comments when I came across this article by the Albright Institute's chef, Hisham M'Farreh. The i ...

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A Seminar on The History and Material Culture of Ottoman Palestine at the Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem

A Seminar on The History and Material Culture of Ottoman Palestine at the Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem

By: Micaela Sinibaldi On the 9th and 10th of February 2013 I had the great pleasure to organise a seminar entitled: The History and Material Culture of Ottoman Palestine at the Ke ...

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To Unify and Distinguish: The Making of “Crusader” Art

To Unify and Distinguish: The Making of “Crusader” Art

By: Lisa Mahoney, DePaul University, National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow The crusades to the Holy Land defined all of western Christendom during the 12th and  13th centuri ...

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Ossified Territory and Theaters of the Absurd:  Personal Reflections on Taking Students beyond the River

Ossified Territory and Theaters of the Absurd: Personal Reflections on Taking Students beyond the River

By:  Elena D. Corbett, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College The views expressed here are those of the author. Please see the full disclaimer at the end of this essay. Quite by acc ...

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NEA issue (from 2006) that discusses Talpiot Tomb available for free for a limited time

NEA issue (from 2006) that discusses Talpiot Tomb available for free for a limited time

ASOR is pleased to announce that it has made an issue of Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA 69:3/4 [2006]) available for free on JSTOR for the next month. This issue of NEA contains ar ...

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The Talpiot Tombs and New Testament Historical Criticism

The Talpiot Tombs and New Testament Historical Criticism

James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair of New Testament Language and Literature, Butler University, Indianapolis The discovery of ossuaries in tombs in the Talpiot neighborho ...

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