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First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…

Huqoq 2014: Update from the Field

07/14 | Huqoq excavation director Jodi Magness and mosaics specialist Karen Britt discuss a new mosaic discovered during the 2014 excavation season.   Read more…

New Huqoq Mosaics

07/14 | New mosaics from the fifth-century C.E. Huqoq synagogue in Israel were found during the 2013 excavation season.   Read more…

Rock Giants in Noah

07/14 | Can the Book of Enoch shed light on Noah the movie? Ronald S. Hendel examines the flood story.   Read more…

Long-Lost Temple of Haldi Found in Iraqi Kurdistan?

07/11 | Archaeological fieldwork led by Leiden University doctoral student Dlshad Marf Zamua has investigated the remains of what may be a long-lost Iron Age temple in Iraqi Kurdistan.   Read more…

Lachish Field Report: Ancient Jewelry, a Scarab and More

07/10 | Luke Chandler describes the discovery of Late Bronze Age gold jewelry and an Egyptian scarab that may be inscribed with a Pharaoh’s name on the Fourth Expedition to Lachish.   Read more…

Excavating in Jewish Galilee

07/09 | Shikhin Excavation Project director James Riley Strange discusses the importance of the site of Shikhin, an ancient village in Jewish Galilee. Shikhin was an important Roman pottery production center closely   Read more…

Abel Beth Maacah in the Bible

07/07 | The large tell of Abel Beth Maacah holds tremendous promise, both for understanding the history of this multi-cultural arena, as well as for refining “Biblical archaeology” methods themselves.   Read more…

Video: Tell Timai 2014 — Week Two

07/02 | Explore an Egyptian excavation. Meet Kufti archaeologists, explore ancient streets and the mudbricks that shaped them and dive into the port of Alexandria.   Read more…

Divided Kingdom, United Critics

07/02 | The Forgotten Kingdom by Israel Finkelstein traces the development of the northern kingdom of Israel to an earlier time associated with the reign of King Saul. The award-winning work is   Read more…


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