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Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…

“Lost” Manuscripts of J.B. Lightfoot Found!

03/12 | Ben Witherington III, the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, has uncovered the lost manuscripts of J.B. Lightfoot.   Read more…

Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination

03/11 | Watch dozens of full-length lectures from the recent international conference Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination.   Read more…

Video: The Exodus as Cultural Memory: Poetics, Politics and the Past

03/11 | Watch a full-length keynote lecture by University of California, Berkeley scholar Ronald Hendel online for free.   Read more…

Video: What Was The Exodus?

03/11 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of California, San Diego scholar William Propp online for free.   Read more…

Video: Hero and Villain: Outline of the Exodus Pharaoh in Artapanus

03/10 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Rome Sapienza scholar Caterina Moro online for free.   Read more…

Cats in Ancient Egypt

03/06 | According to a recent study, cats were domesticated in Egypt 5,700 years ago—almost two millennia earlier than previously thought.   Read more…

Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt and the Coptic Church: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

03/06 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) and Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) will be hosting the lectures “Visualizing the Afterlife: Monumental Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt” (March 12)   Read more…

50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

03/03 | In “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible,” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk lists 50 figures from the Hebrew Bible   Read more…

Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom Egypt

02/28 | Excavations conducted in a Hyksos palace at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in Egypt have for the first time provided archaeological evidence for a gruesome practice previously known only from texts   Read more…


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