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Bet Shemesh Dig Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Jewish Settlement

03/29 | Archaeologists discovered eight Jewish ritual baths, cisterns and a complex of underground hiding refuges at a 2,000-year-old settlement in Israel.   Read more…

Jesus’ Last Supper Still Wasn’t a Passover Seder Meal

03/28 | Many people still assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, a ritual meal held in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. In this exclusive Bible History Daily guest   Read more…

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

03/27 | 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…

Anna in the Bible

03/26 | Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous   Read more…

Jewish Captives in the Imperial City

03/26 | Ancient Rome was the superpower of its day. Yet, when the Romans conquered the tiny province of Judea and quashed the First Jewish Revolt in 70 C.E., it was actually   Read more…

The Staurogram

03/24 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

Where Are the Royal Archives at Tel Hazor?

03/23 | Biblical Hazor was the largest and most important royal city in the Southern Levant in the second millennium B.C.E. Its continuing exploration has brought to light impressive architecture and unique   Read more…

Ancient Rock Art Shines Light on “Dark” Period

03/22 | For the first time in the Southern Levant, ancient rock art has been found in a megalithic tomb structure known as a dolmen.   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

03/17 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

Is the Earliest Image of the Virgin Mary in the Dura-Europos Church?

03/16 | A third-century portrait of a woman drawing water from a well was uncovered in the Dura-Europos church in Syria. While this was originally interpreted as the Biblical scene of the   Read more…


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