Israel’s first Kings

Our cover story reveals why, contrary to Old Testament teachings, the ‘evil’ Ahab and his father Omri should be regarded as the first kings of Israel

A Look at Glass

An exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem features over a hundred examples of ancient glass from across the Classical World

Temple of Jerusalem

The Temple of Jerusalem is one of the most important non-existing buildings in the world. Just what was it and why was it important? In a slim volume, The Temple of Jerusalem (Profile books, £15.99), Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge, looks at the temple in three different stages. The first […]

Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Herod the Great built a magnificent new harbour on the coast of Israel to rival Alexandria. Now computer generated imagery brings the harbour to life

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