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Did Archaeologists Really Discover a New Dead Sea Scroll Cave?

02/21 | Did archaeologists excavating a cave west of the Dead Sea settlement of Qumran find a new Dead Sea Scroll cave? Scholar Robert R. Cargill examines the evidence.   Read more…

Call for Entries: Biblical Archaeology Society 2017 Publication Awards

02/21 | Nominations are invited for the 2017 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards for books published in 2015 and 2016.   Read more…

The Song of Songs: Love Is Strong as Death

02/13 | The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) from the Hebrew Bible is a love song beyond compare—although it has been compared to everything. Some have deemed it lewd entertainment.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

02/10 | On February 17, 2017, Christopher Rollston of the George Washington University will deliver the lecture “Women in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: In Life and in the Afterlife” in the   Read more…

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

02/09 | Jesus’ Last Supper and the Tomb of David are traditionally associated with a building called the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Can archaeology shed light on these traditions?   Read more…

Sold! Earliest Surviving 10 Commandments Stone

02/08 | A 10 Commandments stone tablet—believed by some to be the oldest stone copy of the 10 Commandments—was sold at an auction in November 2016 for $850,000.   Read more…

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

01/31 | With 11 rock-hewn churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia, is understandably a place of pilgrimage for those in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Explore Lalibela’s spectacular subterranean churches in this web-exclusive slideshow.   Read more…

Is the “Brother of Jesus” Inscription on the James Ossuary a Forgery?

01/31 | Although the famous “brother of Jesus” inscription on the so-called James Ossuary has been authenticated by two world-class paleographers, not everyone is convinced that the inscription is authentic.   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Archaeological Remains in Holy Sepulchre’s Shadow

01/30 | The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem is a place you may have missed on your first (or even your second) visit to Jerusalem, but it’s well worth your   Read more…

Hazor Excavations’ Amnon Ben-Tor Reveals Who Conquered Biblical Canaanites

01/28 | The Book of Joshua describes how the Israelites vanquished the Biblical Canaanites at Hazor. But is that what really happened?   Read more…


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