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

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

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…

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…

Digs 2017: Digging Through Time

12/19 | Each year students and volunteers from around the world travel through time by participating in excavations. We explore the history of the land of the Bible as we dig into   Read more…

Bible Animals: From Hyenas to Hippos

12/13 | Lions and crocodiles and monkeys, oh my! There are about a hundred different types of animal species mentioned in the Bible. In this post, Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin discusses the   Read more…

2016 BAS Scholarship Winners

12/13 | Straight from the field to you, hear from the individuals who were awarded BAS dig scholarships in 2016.   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

12/12 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

12/10 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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