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Is the “Brother of Jesus” Inscription on the James Ossuary a Forgery?

Is the “Brother of Jesus” Inscription on the James Ossuary a Forgery?

Report: Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra Blown Up by ISIS

08/25 | The Islamic State has reportedly blown up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baal Shamin in the Syrian city of Palmyra.   Read more…

Jeremiah, Prophet of the Bible, Brought Back to Life

08/24 | Two small clay bullae (seal impressions) found in the course of Eilat Mazar’s City of David, Jerusalem, excavations are bringing Jeremiah, prophet of the last kings of Judah, back to   Read more…

Canaanite Religion at Tel Burna

08/23 | A mysterious building has been unearthed at Tel Burna in Israel—and it could be a temple for Canaanite religion.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: Area B1–A Large Canaanite Cultic Building

08/21 | Tel Burna project staff member Chris McKinny details the excavation of a Canaanite cultic building.   Read more…

ISIS Executes Antiquities Scholar in Syrian City of Palmyra

08/19 | Militants of the Islamic State have executed antiquities scholar Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra.   Read more…

The Adam and Eve Story: Eve Came From Where?

08/17 | The Book of Genesis tells us that God created woman from one of Adam’s ribs. But Biblical scholar Ziony Zevit says that the traditional translation of the Biblical text is   Read more…

What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament?

08/12 | Compare differences in the Biblical text between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament.   Read more…

Iron Age Gate and Fortifications Uncovered at Philistine Gath

08/10 | Remains of the monumental city gate and fortifications of Iron Age Gath—home of the Biblical giant Goliath—were uncovered in excavations at Tell es-Safi in central Israel.   Read more…

BAR Bible and Archaeology Survey

08/09 | We’re compiling a list of our readers’ top interests in Biblical archaeology. Take this survey by September 30, 2015, to be part of the result!   Read more…


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