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On the Shoulders of Giants: Directing Jerusalem’s Albright Institute

On the Shoulders of Giants: Directing Jerusalem’s Albright Institute

What Did Gladiators Eat?

10/24 | A study recently published in PLOS ONE suggests that gladiators really did eat mostly plants and may have drunk an ash tonic as described by ancient authors.   Read more…

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

10/22 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Rare Inscription Dedicated to Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

10/21 | IAA excavations north of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate have uncovered a stone fragment engraved with an official Latin inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian.   Read more…

The Starbucks Guide to Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

10/21 | Tourists buy a variety of souvenirs when visiting new places. Author Mark Wilson usually brings home only one thing—Starbucks mugs featuring archaeological sites.   Read more…

Everyday Eves

10/20 | Carol L. Meyers points out in “‘Eves’ of Everyday Ancient Israel” in the November/December 2014 issue of BAR that women are significantly underrepresented in the Bible, and thus very little   Read more…

Canaanite Cult Complex Discovered at Tel Burna

10/17 | A 3,300-year-old cult complex where Baal may have been worshipped has been excavated at Tel Burna in Israel.   Read more…

Royal Society of Canada Names Three Leading Scholars Fellows

10/16 | Three formidable scholars from the realm of Biblical and archaeological studies will be inducted as fellows to the Royal Society of Canada.   Read more…

Blending into One: The Left Behind Movie, the Book of Revelation and the Rapture

10/14 | The Left Behind movie (2014) depicts the Rapture, which is often assumed to be clearly explained in the Bible, especially the book of Revelation. But in fact it’s slightly more   Read more…

The “Philistines” to the North

10/13 | The Philistines, who established the famous five cities in the southern coastal plain, were just one tribe of Sea Peoples who invaded Canaan in the 12th century B.C.E. The northern   Read more…


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