November 2015 Issue | Vol 22 No 6
Articles in This Issue:
Jonathan Tubb, keeper of the Middle East department at the British Museum, recounts memories of his friend, a Syrian scholar murdered by Islamic State militants.
A timeline of Jerusalem of almost 3000 year, from the British Mandate to the First Temple.
A link to future from the past, its many facets—real and spiritual—were essential to life along its banks for millennia.
Domitian: Emperor of Wasted OpportunitiesThe last of the Flavian Emperors, hated by the Roman Senate, jealous of everyone and full of fear.
The Archaeologist: Sir William Mitchell RamsayEducated and steeped in ancient culture, he was compelled to acknowledge a stream of history that the world had heretofore rejected.
Editors comments with Gary Webster
Who was Pharoah ShishakThe Bible talks about an Egyptian pharaoh, Shishak, who attacked the kingdoms of Israel and Judah shortly after King Solomon’s death. Is he the same Pharaoh Shoshenq I, who rose to power in that period?
To many archaeologists and historians, the Bible is not considered a valid nor accurate source, rather, the product of tradition. But is it?