Back to Journals

Volume 36:3 (1996-97)



This special issue, “Masada and the World of the New Testament,” takes us back into the first-century world of Jesus, Peter, Josephus, and Herod. The issue coincided with an exhibit of artifacts from Masada, Israel, at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Masada was the site of a palace built by Herod and later used as a refuge by Jewish rebels, who then came under siege by the Romans. The articles cover the historical context of Judea in the time of Herod, the artifacts found at Masada, aspects of Judaism at the period, and the Jewish-Roman conflict at Masada.