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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…

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

08/31 | Although the famous “brother of Jesus” inscription on the so-called James Ossuary has been authenticated by two world-class paleographers, not everyone is convinced that the inscription is authentic.   Read more…

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…


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