Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1293 The Assyrian Dictionary, Syriac Question Mark, and Ancient Graffiti

Cuneiform Tablet

Cuneiform Tablet

Recent news reports discussed on this week’s program include:

  • The completion of the Assyrian Dictionary Project, after 90 years of work by scholars at the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.
  • A scholar’s suggestion that the first question mark in ancient writing appeared in Syriac texts
  • A public radio report on the study of ancient graffiti
  • And finally, an article reporting on “The New Biblical Archaeology” is discussed because of its insights, and also because of the archaeological excavations it mentions, some which we have discussed before and another that we have not.
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