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Queen of the Philistines: Trude Dothan (1922–2016)

Queen of the Philistines: Trude Dothan (1922–2016)

Should We Take Creation Stories in Genesis Literally?

01/31 | Were the creation stories in Genesis meant to be taken literally? Maybe not, says Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky in her Biblical Views column “The Multiple Truths of Myths” in the   Read more…

Where Did Early Christian Monks Get Their Wealth?

01/25 | To the “holy poor” or the “real poor”—that is the question. To whom were alms to be directed? This question divided the early Christian monastic movement in the East.   Read more…

Ancient Egyptian Diseases: Oldest Case of Scurvy?

01/22 | A nearly 6,000-year-old infant skeleton uncovered at the ancient settlement of Nag el-Qarmila in Egypt may provide the earliest attested evidence of scurvy.   Read more…

To Jerusalem: Pilgrimage Road Identified?

01/18 | Archaeologists Yotam Tepper and Yigal Tepper describe what they believe to be a stone road about 10 miles northwest of Jerusalem on which ancient Jews would make their Jerusalem pilgrimage.   Read more…

King Midas and His Golden Touch at the Penn Museum

01/15 | The Penn Museum’s new exhibit The Golden Age of King Midas will showcase objects from a spectacular tomb believed to belong to King Midas’s father from Gordion in Turkey.   Read more…

What Did Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem Look Like?

01/10 | Fifty years ago, leading Israeli scholar Michael Avi-Yonah constructed a now-iconic model of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem. How accurate is it?   Read more…

For Rent or Buy: Apartments with a Canaanite Fortress in the Basement

01/08 | A recently excavated Canaanite fortress in Israel will be integrated into a new high-rise apartment building near the beach.   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

01/04 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “The Lives (and Deaths) of Mesopotamian Monuments” (January 6) and the lecture “The   Read more…

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2015

12/30 | As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 finds that fascinated us in 2015.   Read more…


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