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Delikkemer: Hydrating Democracy at Patara

Delikkemer: Hydrating Democracy at Patara

The Last Days of Jesus: A Final “Messianic” Meal

04/18 | On Wednesday Jesus began to make plans for Passover. He sent two of his disciples into the city to prepare a large second-­story guest room where he could gather secretly   Read more…

$2,500 Travel Prizes for Papers to Be Presented at ASOR/SBL

04/16 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is offering two prizes of $2,500 each for travel expenses to present an academic paper at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental   Read more…

Elite Canaanite Burial Discovered in the Jezreel Valley

04/11 | IAA archaeologists have discovered a 3,300-year-old anthropoid coffin with Egyptianizing features belonging to a wealthy Canaanite near Tel Shadud in the Jezreel Valley.   Read more…

The Tomb of Queen Helena of Adiabene

04/09 | R. Steven Notley and Jeffrey P. García explore Queen Helena’s Jerusalem tomb and the recently excavated Jerusalem palace that might belong to her.   Read more…

Reinterpreting the Tempest Stela

04/09 | A new translation of the Tempest Stela from the reign of Pharaoh Ahmose I could revise the dates of major events in the Middle Bronze Age.   Read more…

Daniel J. Harrington (1940–2014)

04/09 | Daniel J. Harrington, professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, passed away on February 7, 2014, at age 73.   Read more…

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

04/07 | Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David have uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress.   Read more…

Byzantine Monastery with Vibrant Mosaics Discovered in the Northern Negev

04/02 | A Byzantine-period monastery with colorful, well-preserved mosaics was discovered near the Bedouin village of Hura in the northern Negev desert.   Read more…

Going Paleo

04/01 | Archaeologists excavating at the Nesher quarry in Israel have discovered a prehistoric site containing an extraordinarily large number of animal bones.   Read more…


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