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Huqoq 2015: New Mosaics Unearthed at Huqoq Synagogue

Huqoq 2015: New Mosaics Unearthed at Huqoq Synagogue

Biblical Bread: Baking Like the Ancient Israelites

07/29 | This summer, a team from the Tell Halif archaeological excavation made their own tannur, a traditional oven referenced in the Hebrew Bible, and baked bread in it.   Read more…

Excavating at Mt. Zion: Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Mansion

07/28 | The Mt. Zion dig in Jerusalem has been excavating a first-century C.E. mansion that may have belonged to aristocrats or a member of the wealthy Jewish priestly families.   Read more…

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…


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