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Excavating in Jewish Galilee

Excavating in Jewish Galilee

Abel Beth Maacah in the Bible

07/07 | The large tell of Abel Beth Maacah holds tremendous promise, both for understanding the history of this multi-cultural arena, as well as for refining “Biblical archaeology” methods themselves.   Read more…

Video: Tell Timai 2014 — Week Two

07/02 | Explore an Egyptian excavation. Meet Kufti archaeologists, explore ancient streets and the mudbricks that shaped them and dive into the port of Alexandria.   Read more…

Divided Kingdom, United Critics

07/02 | The Forgotten Kingdom by Israel Finkelstein traces the development of the northern kingdom of Israel to an earlier time associated with the reign of King Saul. The award-winning work is   Read more…

George Washington and King David

07/01 | Hershel Shanks connects George Washington with Biblical archaeology and King David.   Read more…

Prehistoric Parasite Bloomed with Mesopotamian Farming

07/01 | A parasite egg discovered in a 6,200-year-old skeleton in Syria has provided the earliest known evidence that the use of irrigation in farming triggered the spread of the schistosome parasite.   Read more…

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

06/27 | For centuries, Bible scholars examined two ancient texts to elucidate the original language of the Bible: the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint. Hebrew University of Jerusalem scholar Emanuel Tov suggests   Read more…

Were 50,000 Soldiers Buried By a Sandstorm?

06/26 | The disappearance of a 50,000-soldier army provides a tantalizing mystery for archaeologists—what happened? Were they really buried in a massive sandstorm? Not likely, according to Egyptologist Olaf Kaper.   Read more…

David and Uriah

06/23 | Listen as Emory University Hebrew Bible professor Jacob L. Wright reads a selection from his critically acclaimed new book David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. The reading   Read more…

The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project

06/19 | In a web-exclusive report, the directors of the Kani Shaie Archaeological Project describe the preliminary results of the first systematic investigation in Iraqi Kurdistan of an Early Bronze Age site.   Read more…


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