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Book of Leviticus Verses Recovered from Burnt Hebrew Bible Scroll

Book of Leviticus Verses Recovered from Burnt Hebrew Bible Scroll

Qumran Phylacteries Reveal Nine New Dead Sea Scrolls

09/23 | Nine small Dead Sea Scroll fragments were discovered in ancient phylacteries, or tefillin.   Read more…

How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?

09/22 | Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors.   Read more…

12,000-Year-Old Shaman Funeral Reflects Natufian-Period Changes

09/21 | Archaeologists discovered in a cave in Israel the 12,000-year-old grave of a shaman. According to researchers, the unusual burial reflects the social changes that accompanied the transition from a foraging   Read more…

Alexander the Great in an Ancient Synagogue?

09/14 | A stunning 1,500-year-old mosaic that might depict a meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest has been revealed in full.   Read more…

Christian Apocrypha: The “Lost Gospels”?

09/13 | The Christian apocrypha—noncanonical gospels—didn’t make the cut. But were they truly rejected, suppressed and destroyed? Until recent times there was no doubt. But now this “truth” may be unraveling. Many   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: The Golden Age of King Midas

09/07 | On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Dr. C. Brian Rose will deliver the lecture “The Golden Age of King Midas: Excavations at Gordion, Turkey” in the Washington, D.C. area.   Read more…

The Evolution of Biblical Hebrew

09/04 | Did the language of the Bible—Biblical Hebrew—evolve over time? Professor Avi Hurvitz argues there are three distinct forms of Biblical Hebrew, each one corresponding to certain parts of the Bible   Read more…

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

08/31 | The meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is described in the Bible. Bringing exquisite gifts, the Queen of Sheba came from an exotic land—but where exactly? Ethiopians   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

08/30 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…


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