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Excavating at Mt. Zion: Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Mansion

Excavating at Mt. Zion: Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Mansion

Wrapping Up Ashkelon’s 2015 Season

07/23 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides an end-of-the-season assessment of what the staff and volunteers accomplished this summer at Ashkelon.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: The Iron II Fortifications in Areas A1 and B2

07/22 | Tel Burna excavation staff member Chris McKinny discusses the discovery of Iron Age fortifications at Tel Burna.   Read more…

Book of Leviticus Verses Recovered from Burnt Hebrew Bible Scroll

07/21 | A burnt ancient scroll found 45 years ago has finally been deciphered thanks to advanced digital technology. The scroll was revealed to contain the first eight verses from the Book   Read more…

The Aleppo Codex

07/20 | The world’s oldest Hebrew Bible, the Aleppo Codex, is missing pages—and not just a couple leaves, but four of the Five Books of Moses! What happened to them?   Read more…

An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with Richard Elliott Friedman

07/17 | Take a course on the Hebrew Bible from the comfort of your own home with renowned Biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: Team Impressions

07/16 | Excavation staff member Chris McKinny interviews some team members to show what it’s like to volunteer at Tel Burna.   Read more…

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

07/14 | UNESCO has added the archaeological sites at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—dubbed the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List.   Read more…

Speaking in Tongues in the Bible

07/13 | Ben Witherington III addresses what happened at Pentecost in his Biblical Views column “Speaking in the Tongues of Men or Angels?” in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Journey to Jerusalem: A Tel Kabri Dig Weekend

07/12 | Tel Kabri participant Henry Curtis Pelgrift recounts the dig volunteers’ weekend adventure in Jerusalem.   Read more…


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