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Residents in Ein Kerem Oppose Construction Plan

07/20 | Residents in the ancient Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Kerem are outraged over a plan to enlarge a plaza and build public lavatories over Second Temple-era ruins. The construction is an   Read more…

Four Charged by U.S. for Smuggling Egyptian Antiquities

07/18 | Authorities in the United States have announced the break-up of an international antiquities smuggling operation that involved at least three dealers and one collector. They are being charged with conspiring   Read more…

Does Radiocarbon Dating Accuracy Help Us Determine Bible Chronology?

07/17 | There’s been a lot of debate around the issue of Bible chronology, which more specifically relates to the era of the reigns of David and Solomon. Did they live in   Read more…

How Should We Study Ancient Israelite Religion?

07/17 | Few Biblical scholars carry as much weight as does Frank Moore Cross, author of the following article, “The History of Israelite Religion: A Secular or Theological Subject?,” in which he   Read more…

Roman Crucifixion Methods Reveal the History of Crucifixion

07/17 | What do we know about the history of crucifixion? In the following article, “New Analysis of the Crucified Man,” Hershel Shanks looks at evidence of Roman crucifixion methods as   Read more…

Going Digital: Now Everyone Can Read Dead Sea Scrolls Online

07/17 | The IAA and Google have teamed up to allow everyone to read Dead Sea Scrolls online, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls translation online.   Read more…

The Importance of Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: House Shrines

07/15 | Continuing our series on unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional excavation, another example of these Biblical artifacts found in the Middle East are house   Read more…

The Importance of Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: Israelite Clay Bullae

07/15 | A series about unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, which means Bible artifacts found outside of a professional excavation, wouldn’t be complete without Israelite clay bullae, or seal impressions. These are among the   Read more…

The Importance of Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: The Amarna Tablets

07/15 | A trend has developed recently in the archaeological establishment: Ignore all unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional excavation that are often found due to   Read more…

The City of David: The Excavation of Jerusalem History

07/15 | Ahron Horovitz’s book on the City of David, reviewed here by Jane Cahill West, covers Jerusalem history with lavish illustrations and summaries of debates about ancient Jerusalem history that are   Read more…


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