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The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

04/08 | In part two of a two-part series, Douglas Boin challenges the idea that Christians left so few archaeological traces behind because they couldn’t afford to make them.   Read more…

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

04/07 | 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…

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

04/06 | Who were the Nabataeans, the industrious Arab people who built the city of Petra and its towering rock-cut monuments over 2,000 years ago? Almost everything about them—their history, their culture,   Read more…

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

04/06 | Urban C. von Wahlde looks at the Gospel accounts to see how the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus is portrayed.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Tattoos?

04/06 | Although Leviticus 19:28 clearly prohibits tattoos, it does not give an explicit reason why. This begs the question: Why does the Bible prohibit tattoos?   Read more…

On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

04/05 | On what day did Jesus rise? After three days or on the third day? Ben Witherington III examines this question in BAR.   Read more…

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

04/04 | Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community   Read more…

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

04/04 | Jill Katz explains how the field of urban anthropology can shed light on the ideological differences between Jerusalem and Samaria.   Read more…

Three Stones Make a Wall: An Interview with Author Eric H. Cline

04/04 | In this exclusive interview, archaeologist Eric H. Cline sits down with Bible History Daily to discuss his new book, Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (Princeton Univ.   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

04/03 | The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead   Read more…


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