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Book Review: The Archaeology Of Jerusalem

The Archaeology Of Jerusalem:  From The Origins To The Ottomans, by Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn This particular book is one that seeks to toe a difficult line between showing appreciation for all aspects of the past and wrestling with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words)

Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words), by Michael Kerrigan This book is a very short one (barely over 50 pages) and meant for younger readers, but for older readers who want to read about what the ancient Greeks said and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible As History

The Bible As History, by Werner Keller This is a book I might not have read had I not challenged myself to read a large quantity of books originally written in German and translated into English.  This is the last … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring Prehistoric Europe

Exploring Prehistoric Europe, by Chris Scarre I found this to be an odd but mostly enjoyable volume, and the oddness I found in it is rather instructive.  This book sits at an unusual point, and that is that it is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 2

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 2, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg At times it is necessary to get to the end of something before one can come to a final determination about how you think or feel about … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 1

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 1, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg As someone who has a profound interest in the Judaism of the second temple period as well as in the interpretation of ancient texts (and not-so-ancient ones) … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ship In The Hill

The Ship In The Hill:  A Novel, by William L. Sullivan More than a decade ago I wrote a play where a love story between historians involved with biblical archaeology alternated with the story itself, which involved a young man … Continue reading

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Book Review: Second Thoughts On The Dead Sea Scrolls

Second Thoughts On The Dead Sea Scrolls, by F.F. Bruce This is the second time I have read this slim volume, the first time being quite a few years ago when I lived in Florida long before the age of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Untold Story Of Qumran

The Untold Story of Qumran, by John C. Trever This was a fun book to read.  Although the book is obscure and by no means new, there is a certain excitement and joy in reading this first-hand account of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost Languages

Lost Languages:  The Enigma Of The World’s Undeciphered Scripts, by Andrew Robinson As someone who loves studying ancient and obscure languages [1], this book had a certain amount of appeal for me going into it.  And, to the author’s credit, … Continue reading

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