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Where the Heroes of the Maccabean Revolt Lie

09/25 | Have archaeologists located the elusive Tomb of the Maccabees, described in ancient sources as a towering stone monument with pyramids?   Read more…

Tischendorf on Trial for Removing Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament

09/23 | Constantine Tischendorf’s chance finding of Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament manuscript, at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai—and his later removal of the manuscript—made him both famous and infamous.   Read more…

The Cave of Elijah the Prophet under Threat?

09/23 | The Cave of Elijah the Prophet in Israel faces the threat that its inscriptions may be defaced or destroyed by modern visitors who crowd into it daily.   Read more…

Jonah and the Whale

09/20 | The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day of Atonement. Why, of all   Read more…

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…


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