What Does the Bible Say?
Translations speak in many tongues By Dewey M. Beegle

Bible translations are nothing new.

The New King James Version
First revision of classic bible in more than 200 years

Not since 1769 has the venerable King James Version of the Bible been revised. This year Nelson Publishers brought the King James Version into the twentieth century with care and reverence for its beloved cadences and familiar archaic language.a

The Torah, The Prophets and The Writings—A New Jewish Translation

The publication of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, The Writings (Kethubim), marks the completion of the new Jewish Publication Society Bible translation, abbreviated NJPS.a This is the first Bible translation executed by a panel of Jewish scholars since the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Bible completed in Alexandria, Egypt, two millennia […]

Has the House Where Jesus Stayed in Capernaum Been Found?
Italian archaeologists believe they have uncovered St. Peter’s home By James F. Strange, Hershel Shanks

Italian archaeologists claim to have discovered the house were Jesus stayed in Capernaum. Proof positive is still lacking and may never be found, but all signs point to the likelihood that the house of St. Peter where Jesus stayed, near Capernaum’s famous synagogue, is an authentic relic. Nestled on the northwest shore of the […]

How Iron Technology Changed the Ancient World and Gave the Philistines a Military Edge

042 Modern historians divide the roughly 3,000 year-period beginning approximately 3200 B.C. into two major segments—the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The Bronze Age I extends from about 3200 B.C. to 1200 B.C.a Thereafter it is the Iron Age.b This is some indication of the enormous importance (as well as the date […]

A Bible Scholar Looks at BAR’s Coverage of the Exodus

Recent issues of BAR have covered a wide range of views regarding the Israelites’ servitude in Egypt, the parting of the “Red Sea” (the “Reed Sea” in Hebrew), and the route of the Exodus.a The authors were, in the main, archaeologists, linguists and experts in Near Eastern studies. Perhaps it would be appropriate to […]

BAR Jr.: “Lachish and Azekah Were the Only Fortified Cities of Judah That Remained” (Jeremiah 34:7)

Professor Larry Geraty of Andrews University gave his class in Biblical Archaeology the instructive assignment of writing a BAR Jr. column. In this issue, we print one of the papers submitted in response. Talk about bringing the Bible to life! Imagine you’re digging at a Judean outpost southeast of Jerusalem, and you unearth correspondence […]

Antiquities of Tyre Spared Despite PLO Occupation and War in Lebanon

BAR has been able to confirm a New York Times report that the famous antiquities of Tyre have not been seriously damaged either by the PLO occupation of the site or by the war in Lebanon. According to the Times, the PLO placed the ancient Roman ruins of Tyre off-limits even to its Lebanese […]