Thursday, September 3, 2009

BAR's Top Ten

BAR has posted the top ten archaeological finds that has been reported in its pages.

Listed WITH PICTURES(!!!) are:

Ashkelon's arched gate

Stepped Stone Structure in Old City Jerusalem

'Ain Dara temple--which has a similar layout to Solomon's temple

Tel Dan Stele--the only mention of King David outside of the Bible

"Yahweh and his Asherah"--an actual depiction of the god and the goddess....

Babylonian Siege Tower and Arrowheads in Jerusalem

St. Peter's House

The Siloam Pool

Mona Lisa of the Galilee

The Nag Hammadi Library

This are all fantastic discoveries, but I scratch my head along with Jim Davila at the exclusion of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Perhaps they only wanted to include one textual discovery that completely transformed our views?

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