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Examining the Lives of Ancient Egyptian Women

Examining the Lives of Ancient Egyptian Women

Jacob in the Bible

09/01 | Who did Jacob wrestle with in the Bible? In the September/October 2014 issue of BAR, Phyllis Trible connects this episode to her own struggle with feminism and the Bible in   Read more…

Phoenician Shipwreck Located off Coast of Malta

08/29 | Maritime archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest shipwreck found thus far in the central Mediterranean.   Read more…

Oldest Metal Object from the Southern Levant Discovered

08/28 | A 7,000-year-old copper awl—the oldest metal object found thus far in the southern Levant—was discovered during excavations at Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley.   Read more…

To See or Not to See: Technology Peers into Ancient Mummies

08/27 | The British Museum has opened an innovative exhibition, Ancient Lives, New Discoveries, which focuses on eight individuals who lived, died and were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan.   Read more…

Sectarianism in the Second Temple Period

08/26 | In part three of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines sectarianism in the Second Temple Period.   Read more…

Judean Pillar Figurines

08/21 | In “JPFs: More Questions than Answers” in the September/October 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Robert Deutsch provides an overview of Judean pillar figurines.   Read more…

From Stone to Screen

08/20 | Members of the From Stone to Screen graduate student project at UBC discuss their ongoing efforts to create digital archives of their department’s artifact collection—making these fascinating objects accessible to   Read more…

How Do BAR Readers Differ? You Tell Us

08/20 | A recent Gallup poll of more than a thousand American adults offered three different attitudes toward the Bible’s historical accuracy   Read more…

Study Investigates Western Wall Erosion

08/20 | A study newly published in the journal Geology has investigated why some portions of the Western Wall are more eroded and contain more cracks than others.   Read more…


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