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Where Is the Original Siloam Pool from the Bible?

01/23 | Where is the original Siloam Pool, the water pool that fed Jerusalem in the First Temple period? While the Roman-period Siloam Pool—where Jesus cured the blind man—was recently discovered, the   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

01/22 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…

Ancient Roman Theater and Bathhouse Found at Hippos-Sussita

01/19 | At the mountaintop site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Israel, an excavation team has uncovered the ancient city’s theater and public bathhouse.   Read more…

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

01/12 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

How Was the Bible Written During and After the Exile?

01/09 | How was the Bible written during and after the Babylonian Exile? Did the Biblical authors continue to use the Hebrew language even though they were living in lands where Hebrew   Read more…

The Cyprian Plague

01/07 | Archaeologists working in Thebes discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.   Read more…

Biblical Sha’arayim: Khirbet Qeiyafa’s Second Gate Discovered

01/05 | Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have uncovered a second city gate from the 10th century B.C.E., the time of King David’s reign. No other site from this period has more than   Read more…

Hanukkah Discovery: Ancient Menorah and Cross Carvings

01/04 | Cave explorers in the Judean Shephelah found ancient carvings of a seven-branched menorah and a cross during the Hanukkah holiday.   Read more…

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2016

12/30 | As we ring in the New Year, check out the top Biblical archaeology discoveries that amazed us in 2016!   Read more…


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