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Study Investigates Western Wall Erosion

Study Investigates Western Wall Erosion

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

08/19 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

Adornment in the Southern Levant

08/19 | Josephine Verduci examines the jewelry and costumes worn by the Sea Peoples, which highlight the cross-cultural relationships developed in the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age southern Levant.   Read more…

Open Context

08/18 | As data dissemination becomes an expected outcome of scholarship, researchers need supporting services to adequately describe and document, preserve, disseminate and understand and reuse digital data.   Read more…

Pilgrims’ Progress to Byzantine Jerusalem

08/15 | Jerusalem has been revered as a holy city for millennia—with pilgrims a staple feature in its bustling streets. Egeria’s Travels and the journals of the Bordeaux Pilgrim and the Piacenza   Read more…

Ancient Egyptian Mummification

08/15 | A study recently published in PLOS ONE demonstrates that the ancient Egyptians began to embalm mummies 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.   Read more…

How Do BAR Readers Differ? You Tell Us

08/13 | A recent Gallup poll of more than a thousand American adults offered three different attitudes toward the Bible’s historical accuracy   Read more…

6,500-Year-Old Ur Skeleton Resurfaces in Penn Museum

08/12 | A 6,500-year-old skeleton from the site of Ur in present-day Iraq was recently rediscovered in the basement of the Penn Museum.   Read more…

The Samaritan Schism

08/11 | In part two of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the Samaritan schism.   Read more…

Unraveling Mummy Mysteries at Tulane

08/08 | Tulane University researchers are unveiling the mysteries of Egyptian artifacts that have been in the university collection for 160 years.   Read more…


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