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How Ancient Jews Dated Years

12/31 | During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and,   Read more…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

12/27 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…

Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss?

12/24 | I’ve been reading a new book titled Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem “On the Life and the Passion of Christ”: A Coptic Apocryphon by the Dutch scholar Roelof van den Broek.1 In   Read more…

Piety Preserved

12/23 | Many manuscripts—literally, documents written by hand—from medieval Europe were supplemented with decorations that ranged from ornate initials and borders to illuminations that dominated the page. For a largely illiterate population,   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed, Episode 1: “Lost in Translation”

12/19 | Read what Bible Secrets Revealed consulting producer Dr. Robert Cargill reveals about the first installment of the History Channel series.   Read more…

BASONOVA Lecture: Why Did Kush Defend Judah in 701 BC?

12/19 | Second Kings and Isaiah report the siege of Jerusalem by Assyrian king Sennacherib is suddenly interrupted by a report that “Tirhakah, the king of Kush, is come forth to make   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed

12/19 | The History Channel’s new series “Bible Secrets Revealed” tackles the mysteries of the Bible over the course of six weeks.   Read more…

Lawrence of Arabia as Archaeologist

12/18 | Most people picture T.E. Lawrence as the dashing leader dressed in white and gold Arab robes portrayed by Peter O’Toole in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. While the real   Read more…

The Philistine Marketplace at Ashkelon

12/13 | Perhaps at first glance, a study of ancient economics does not sound as interesting as examining ancient battles or treasure-filled tombs. Yet arguably the results of such a study are   Read more…

Uncovering an Early Christian Center on Karpathos, Greece

12/12 | Greek archaeologist Eleni Christidou describes the recent excavation of a villa maritima and production center on Lefkos beach.   Read more…


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