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Lilith in the Bible and Mythology

05/02 | Who were the original humans that God created in the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve? Or Adam and Lilith? A close look at the opening chapters of Genesis—and ancient   Read more…

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

05/01 | Israeli scholar Yigal Levin’s article “Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem” in the July/August 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review examines the historical veracity of both the Egyptian Pharaoh’s account and   Read more…

Jezreel Expedition Sheds New Light on Ahab and Jezebel’s City

05/01 | There is much more to Jezreel than just the fortified hilltop site. “Greater Jezreel” includes a nearby spring that was the lifeblood of the city, as well as a sloping   Read more…

Ancient Apiary on Display

04/27 | While we know this refers to the land of Israel, what does “flowing with milk and honey” mean? A new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel,   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: A Hittite in King David’s Court?

04/27 | On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Dr. Billie Jean Collins will deliver the lecture “A Hittite in King David’s Court? In Search of the Iron Age Hittites” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…

Amulet with Cartouche of Thutmose III Discovered in Jerusalem

04/26 | A schoolgirl participating in the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem found a rare amulet bearing the name of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III.   Read more…

The Lod Mosaic—Jewish, Christian or Pagan?

04/25 | A series of stunning mosaic floors dated to around 300 C.E. were uncovered in Lod, Israel. Plants, birds, fish and animals are depicted in the mosaics—but no human figures. Who   Read more…

On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

04/18 | On what day did Jesus rise? After three days or on the third day? Ben Witherington III examines this question in BAR.   Read more…

When Was the Hebrew Bible Written?

04/15 | When was the Hebrew Bible written? Ostraca with Hebrew inscriptions excavated from the Iron Age fortress at Arad in Israel may provide clues, say researchers from Tel Aviv University.   Read more…

Remembering Trude Dothan

04/13 | Former Albright Institute director Seymour Gitin reflects on the pioneering achievements of Trude Dothan, the doyenne of Philistine archaeology.   Read more…


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