A case of sexual harassment in ancient Babylon By Carey A. Moore

True or not, Anita Hill told the story of her alleged sexual harassment by the now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to a nationwide television audience of millions, fascinated by the drama of sex and power. But Susanna was never given the opportunity to tell how she had been sexually harassed by two scurrilous old […]

New Light on the Pharisees
Insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls By Lawrence H. Schiffman

The texts from Qumran lead us to a new understanding of the history of Judaism in the Second Temple period. Initial research on the scrolls naturally concentrated on the Dead Sea Scroll sect. But the full corpus will teach us a tremendous amount about other Jewish groups as well, as I argued in an […]

Were Words Separated in Ancient Hebrew Writing?

Twice in recent issues of Bible Review, in otherwise excellent articles, Harvey Minkoff has asserted that “Ancient [Hebrew] manuscripts generally did not leave space between words.”a Writing without word divisions is called scriptio continua, or continuous writing. Ancient Greek was commonly written like that. Stone monuments from Athens and other Greek cities, Greek papyri […]


New BR expands its reach
A Worldwide Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Not to result in a religious conversion, but to hearing the “teaching” that goes forth from Zion in the name of the God who is worshipped there. The universal is to be found in the particular. By Bernhard W. Anderson
Luke’s Holy Land and Jesus’ Company
Only in Luke do we find a group of women among Jesus’ followers who parallel the 12 male disciples. If Luke reflects any prejudice, it is against people who are wealthy and comfortable. By Helmut Koester
The Book of Numbers
Censuses in ancient Israel
Hebrew for Bible Readers
Strong and weak roots and narrative verb forms By Keith N. Schoville
Bible Lands
The Jordan—Symbol of Spiritual Transition By Harold Brodsky
Typological numbers taking a count of the Bible By Maureen A. Tilley