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The Evolution of Biblical Hebrew

09/04 | Did the language of the Bible—Biblical Hebrew—evolve over time? Professor Avi Hurvitz argues there are three distinct forms of Biblical Hebrew, each one corresponding to certain parts of the Bible   Read more…

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

08/31 | The meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is described in the Bible. Bringing exquisite gifts, the Queen of Sheba came from an exotic land—but where exactly? Ethiopians   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

08/30 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Samson in Stone

08/29 | On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Professor Jodi Magness will deliver the lecture “Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

08/25 | 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…

Jewish Purification: Stone Vessel Workshop Discovered in Galilee

08/25 | An excavation at a cave in Galilee has uncovered what may be a 2,000-year-old stone vessel production center. In the first century C.E., Jews commonly used stone vessels in observance   Read more…

Carchemish in the Bible and History

08/24 | Carchemish was an important Hittite fortress and provincial capital located on the west bank of the Euphrates River.   Read more…

The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?

08/24 | The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed the opulent vacation destinations of Roman elites in August 79 C.E.—almost exactly nine years after Roman troops destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. Did this   Read more…

The Archaeology of Atheism in Ancient Athens

08/22 | In this blog post, Tim Whitmarsh explores the evidence for the location of the Garden of Epicurus in Athens, arguing that its physical position was an expression of Epicureans’ “atheistic”   Read more…

New Huqoq Mosaics: Noah’s Ark and Exodus Scenes

08/22 | During the 2016 season at Huqoq, mosaics depicting two well-known Biblical stories were uncovered.   Read more…


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