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Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

11/14 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lectures “Egypt and Canaan—A Political and Cultural Encounter” by Daphna Ben-Tor (November 20) and   Read more…

Who Is Satan?

11/10 | Does our modern conception of Satan have any resemblance to the devil in the Bible? Just who is Satan?   Read more…

Ashkelon Through the Ages

11/08 | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem exhibit “Ashkelon: A Retrospective. 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition” is on display at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem through February 17, 2017.   Read more…

First Person: Why Consult Scholarship to Judge “Jesus’ Wife” Fragment?

11/04 | BAR editor Hershel Shanks discusses a recent article in the Atlantic unmasking a fake ancient inscription in which Jesus refers to “my wife.”   Read more…

The Bible in the News: So It Sayeth

11/02 | What does the popular press say about the word “sayeth” and the Bible? BAR “Bible in the News” author Leonard J. Greenspoon explores this in his last column in the   Read more…

The Virgin Mary and the Prophet Muhammad

11/01 | The Virgin Mary and the prophet Muhammad have a lot in common within their respective Christian and Islamic traditions, according to author Mary Joan Winn Leith.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Tattoos?

10/31 | Although Leviticus 19:28 clearly prohibits tattoos, it does not give an explicit reason why. This begs the question: Why does the Bible prohibit tattoos?   Read more…

The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

10/27 | For a people living in the diaspora, unable to visit the Jerusalem Temple frequently, what kept the memory and centrality of the Temple fresh in their minds? An intriguing stone   Read more…

The Third Wall of Jerusalem: Where Romans and Jews Battled

10/26 | Archaeologists believe they have located remains of the elusive Third Wall of Jerusalem described by ancient historian Josephus. According to Josephus, Jewish rebels completed this wall leading up to the   Read more…

What the Temple Mount Floor Looked Like

10/24 | More than a hundred colorful polished stone tiles have been recovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project. The tiles reveal what the Temple Mount floors looked like in Herod’s time.   Read more…


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