July 2015 Issue | Vol 22 No 4
Articles in This Issue:
Haran and Ur in History and ArchaeologyAbram, grand-patriarch of Israel, came from the cradle of civilisation to the so called Promised Land. So what did he leave behind? Titus Kennedy reports.
It was one of Rome’s most extravagant palace—the dream home of Nero. Often despised for his lavish tastes, Nero was nonetheless a great patron of the arts as documented by this huge complex lost for centuries.
Daryn Graham's book Finding the Lost Years of Jesus
Editors comments with Gary Webster
HIs guile contained the east; his grit conquered it
Of all Jewish archaeologists, Nelson Glueck is rightly ranked among the best.
We know very little of the youthful years of Jesus, the founder of Christianity. Some suggest He spent time at Qumran as =the incarnation of the “Righteous Teacher” of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
We sometimes think of sound medical knowledge as the provenance of modern times. But Gary Webster looks into some ancient sources—Egyptian papyri and the Hebrew Torah—the latter containing some amazingly modern science