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D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

04/24 | On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Sidnie White Crawford will deliver the lecture “What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible” in the D.C. area.   Read more…

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

04/23 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

04/18 | Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David have uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress.   Read more…

The Masada Siege

04/17 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

04/17 | Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile.   Read more…

How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?

04/15 | Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors.   Read more…

53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

04/12 | How many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have been confirmed archaeologically? Lawrence Mykytiuk reveals the surprising number—from Israelite kings to Mesopotamian monarchs—and some lesser figures as well.   Read more…

The Arch of Titus in Color

04/12 | The article “True Colors: Digital Reconstruction Restores Original Brilliance to the Arch of Titus” by Steven Fine, Peter J. Schertz and Donald H. Sanders in the May/June 2017 issue of   Read more…

BAR Test Kitchen: Tah’u Stew

04/12 | The new feature BAR Test Kitchen hopes to introduce you to a new—yet old—kind of cooking. First on the menu is an ancient Babylonian stew.   Read more…

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. (1920–2016)

04/12 | On Dec. 24, 2016, Joseph Fitzmyer died at the Jesuit Manresa Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was recognized as one of the premier Biblical scholars of his generation.   Read more…


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