Archive for October 5th, 2007


BAR Highlights: 10/5/07

More recent archaeological news from Biblical Archaeology Review. This week’s offering includes a link to Eric Cline’s article on archaeology in the Boston Globe, which a number of bloggers have already mentioned.

Was Tut Black?
Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s antiquities department, has responded to critics who want to recognize King Tut as Black. “Egyptians are not Arabs and are not Africans despite the fact that Egypt is in Africa,” he says.

Fighting the Nonsense

Archaeologist Eric Cline says it’s time he and his colleagues started challenging crackpot theories and amateur enthusiasts.

Tuty Fruity
When Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb in 1922, he apparently missed some things: Investigators have recovered preserved baskets of fruit and intact pots from a treasure room next to the Boy King’s mummy.

A Guide to Apollonia
The Jerusalem Post profiles this scenic site, with a history ranging from the Phoenicians to the Crusaders.

Nighttime Fishing
Excavators off the coastal city of Dor have recovered a wire basket used for fishing at night. A fire in the basket attracted and illuminated fish.

Anchor Bible Hums New Tune: Boolah, Boolah
The distinguished Bible commentary and reference series has been acquired by Yale University Press.

Back to the Fortress
Iranian and French excavators are returning for a second season of digging at a fortress that served as the spring capital of Parthian kings.


OUP Fall Sale 2007

Tis the season for book sales… Oxford University Press‘ Fall Sale is now underway. The complete list of religion offerings may be viewed here. It looks like there are some pretty good bargains to be had, including…

*The Oxford Bible Commentary (regular price: $75.00 sale price: $40.00)

* The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (regular price: $75.00 sale price: $33.00)

*The Encyclopedia of Christianity (regular price: $125.00 sale price: $65.00)

*The Jewish Study Bible (regular price: $45.00 sale price: $24.75)

… so many books, so little money!


"Essential Guides" Sale at Eisenbrauns

For the next ten days, Eisenbrauns is offering all of the titles in Abingdon’s “Essential Guides” series at a 40% discount. This is an opportunity to snatch up some excellent introductory texts at low, low prices. The complete list of available titles may be viewed here, but highlights include…

“The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide”
by Clayton N. Jefford
Abingdon, 2005. Paper. English.
ISBN: 068734204X
List Price: $15.00 Your Price: $9.00

“Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide”

by Robin W. Lovin
Abingdon, 2000. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9780687054626
List Price: $15.00 Your Price: $9.00

“Church History: An Essential Guide”
by Justo L. Gonzalez
Abingdon, 1996. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9780687016112
List Price: $15.00 Your Price: $9.00

“Feminism and Christianity: An Essential Guide”
by Lynn Japinga
Abingdon, 1999. Paper. English.
ISBN: 9780687077601
List Price: $15.00 Your Price: $9.00

“Rabbinic Literature: An Essential Guide”
by Jacob Neusner
Abingdon, 2005. Paper. English.
ISBN: 0687351936
List Price: $16.00 Your Price: $9.60

“The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide”
by Warren Carter
Abingdon, 2006. Paper. English.
ISBN: 0687343941
List Price: $16.00 Your Price: $9.60

“Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide”
by Walter Brueggemann
Abingdon, 2005. Paper. English.
ISBN: 0687343364
List Price: $14.00 Your Price: $8.40

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