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How Was the Bible Written During and After the Exile?

01/09 | How was the Bible written during and after the Babylonian Exile? Did the Biblical authors continue to use the Hebrew language even though they were living in lands where Hebrew   Read more…

The Cyprian Plague

01/07 | Archaeologists working in Thebes discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.   Read more…

The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion

01/06 | The massive stone enclosures of the Göbekli Tepe ruins may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion.   Read more…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

01/06 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…

Hierapolis and the Gateway to Hell

01/06 | Italian archaeologists excavating the Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey uncovered the remains of Pluto’s Gate, a site considered an entrance into the underworld in the Greco-Roman period.   Read more…

Tomb of Apostle Philip Found

01/06 | Amid the remains of a fourth- or fifth-century church at Hierapolis, one of the most significant Christian sites in Turkey, archaeologist Francesco D’Andria found a first-century Roman tomb that he   Read more…

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

01/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle

01/05 | A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the   Read more…

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

01/05 | Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? In their Archaeological Views column “Golgotha: Is the Holy Sepulchre Church Authentic?” in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Marcel   Read more…

Biblical Sha’arayim: Khirbet Qeiyafa’s Second Gate Discovered

01/05 | Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have uncovered a second city gate from the 10th century B.C.E., the time of King David’s reign. No other site from this period has more than   Read more…


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