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The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten Discovers the True Adam and Eve Story

09/15 | Receive a FREE copy of the issue of BAR in which Ziony Zevit’s article “Was Eve Made from Adam’s Rib—or His Baculum?” appears.   Read more…

The Adam and Eve Story: Eve Came From Where?

09/15 | 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…

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

09/15 | For centuries, Bible scholars examined two ancient texts to elucidate the original language of the Bible: the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint. Hebrew University of Jerusalem scholar Emanuel Tov suggests   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Biblical Archaeology Events

09/14 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will be hosting a guided tour of a Greek Orthodox Church (October 4) and a lecture titled   Read more…

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

09/14 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

Rare 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Discovered in Ashkelon, Israel

09/13 | A unique 1,800-year-old sarcophagus was recently unearthed at a construction site in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon in Israel.   Read more…

Mysterious Podium Uncovered Near Temple Mount

09/10 | A 2,000-year-old pyramid-stepped structure was recently uncovered in Jerusalem’s City of David. Its exact function is uncertain.   Read more…

Water from a Walking Rock

09/07 | What does Paul mean in the Bible when he says that the Israelites drank “from the spiritual rock that followed them” during their wanderings in the wilderness?   Read more…

Satellite Images Confirm ISIS Destruction of Temple of Bel and Other Monuments in Palmyra

09/04 | New satellite images confirm that ISIS has almost completely destroyed the Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra.   Read more…

The Ophel Treasure

09/01 | A striking cache, including a gold medallion inscribed with a menorah, shofar (ram’s horn) and a Torah scroll, was found at the foot of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.   Read more…


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