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“The Nativity: Facts, Fiction and Faith”

“The Nativity: Facts, Fiction and Faith”

Excruciating Exodus Movie Exudes Errors

12/18 | Colossal expense equals colossal waste for the new Ridley Scott movie Exodus: Gods and Kings.   Read more…

Monumental Entryway to King Herod’s Palace at Herodium Excavated

12/18 | Archaeologists excavating at Herodium have uncovered a monumental entryway to King Herod’s hilltop palace-fortress.   Read more…

2,800-Year-Old Farmhouse Discovered in Israel

12/17 | The remains of a farmhouse dating to the eighth century B.C.E. have been uncovered during archaeological work in Rosh Ha-‘Ayin in Israel.   Read more…

The Virgin Mary and the Prophet Muhammad

12/16 | The Virgin Mary and the prophet Muhammad have a lot in common within their respective Christian and Islamic traditions, according to author Mary Joan Winn Leith.   Read more…

Digs 2015: Blast from the Past

12/14 | BAR’s January/February issue—known as the “Dig” issue—has been highlighting excavation experiences and opportunities for the past 40 years. Read “Digs 2015: Blast from the Past” from the January/February 2015 issue   Read more…

Where Are They Now?

12/14 | For the “Dig” 2015 issue, we checked in with individuals featured on the cover of past “Dig” issues as well as former BAS scholarship recipients.   Read more…

2014 Scholarship Recipients Go Digging

12/14 | Straight from the field to you, hear from some of the individuals who were awarded BAS scholarships in 2014.   Read more…

Neolithic Water Well Excavated Off Levantine Coast

12/11 | Maritime archaeologists working off the coast of Haifa, Israel, have partially excavated a 7,500-year-old water well. The water well supplied freshwater to a Neolithic period settlement at the site of   Read more…

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/10 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…


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