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Missed Masada Visit

05/31 | U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to land his helicopter at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada but was denied permission to do so.   Read more…

The Water System That Hydrated Tel Gezer

05/26 | The largest and oldest water system in the ancient Near East can be found at the site of Tel Gezer, according to archaeologists.   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

05/20 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Danger: Biblical Scholar at Work

05/17 | Recently Ronald S. Hendel of the University of California, Berkeley, came under attack for promoting academic and critical Bible study. In BAR, Hendel explains how he and his scholarship have   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions

05/16 | A new program led by the American Center of Oriental Research is, for the first time, allowing visitors to go beyond Petra’s monuments to actually discover and experience its past   Read more…

Who Tells the Truth—the Bible or Archaeology?

05/15 | Is the Hebrew Bible a bunch of tales with no value to a historian? Does archaeology hold the keys to truth instead? What are the limitations of both sources of   Read more…

When Was the Hebrew Bible Written?

05/10 | When was the Hebrew Bible written? Ostraca with Hebrew inscriptions excavated from the Iron Age fortress at Arad in Israel may provide clues, say researchers from Tel Aviv University.   Read more…

First Person: Was the Dead Sea Scroll Community Celibate?

05/08 | One of the many fascinating questions about the Dead Sea Scroll community living at Qumran is whether its members were celibate. Did they marry and have children or not?   Read more…

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

05/05 | Alan Millard examines the Proto-Canaanite script of the earliest alphabetic text ever found in Jerusalem. What can it tell us about literacy during the time of David and Solomon?   Read more…

New Discoveries Unveiled at Caesarea Maritima

05/04 | Each year, visitors come to the coastal site of Caesarea Maritima in Caesarea National Park to marvel at the ancient ruins still preserved there. It was announced recently that Caesarea   Read more…


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