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Byzantine Monastery with Vibrant Mosaics Discovered in the Northern Negev

04/02 | A Byzantine-period monastery with colorful, well-preserved mosaics was discovered near the Bedouin village of Hura in the northern Negev desert.   Read more…

Going Paleo

04/01 | Archaeologists excavating at the Nesher quarry in Israel have discovered a prehistoric site containing an extraordinarily large number of animal bones.   Read more…

Why Do We Have a Bible?

03/31 | Emory University’s Jacob L. Wright examines the Bible as “road map to a brighter future”   Read more…

Casting New Light on Petra

03/28 | The famous rock-cut monuments of Petra in Jordan may have been constructed with the movements of the sun in mind, according to a recent study.   Read more…

The Chasm Between the Media and Biblical Archaeological Scholarship

03/27 | Archaeological Views by Eric M. Meyers in the March/April 2014 issue of BAR   Read more…

The Search for Noah’s Flood

03/26 | If we wanted to find the flood that gave rise to the legend of Noah’s Flood, we should look for a big flood in northern Mesopotamia.   Read more…

Understanding Revelations in the Bible

03/25 | Whether we’re looking for gospel meaning or struggling with understanding revelations in the Bible, Ben Witherington III, author of the article “Asking the Right Question,” says historical Bible study can   Read more…

New Archaeology Library Planned in Jerusalem

03/23 | The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the planned construction of the largest archaeological library in the Middle East.   Read more…

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

03/21 | Modi’in was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid king who ruled over Judea. Have excavations conducted within the modern Israeli city of   Read more…

Qumran Phylacteries Reveal Nine New Dead Sea Scrolls

03/19 | The scroll fragments were hidden in ancient phylacteries, or tefillin, which are small leather boxes containing scripts from the Jewish law that observant Jews wear on the forehead and arm   Read more…


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