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An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with Richard Elliott Friedman

07/17 | Take a course on the Hebrew Bible from the comfort of your own home with renowned Biblical scholar Richard Elliott Friedman.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: Team Impressions

07/16 | Excavation staff member Chris McKinny interviews some team members to show what it’s like to volunteer at Tel Burna.   Read more…

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

07/14 | UNESCO has added the archaeological sites at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—called the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List.   Read more…

Speaking in Tongues in the Bible

07/13 | Ben Witherington III addresses what happened at Pentecost in his Biblical Views column “Speaking in the Tongues of Men or Angels?” in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Journey to Jerusalem: A Tel Kabri Dig Weekend

07/12 | Tel Kabri participant Henry Curtis Pelgrift recounts the dig volunteers’ weekend adventure in Jerusalem.   Read more…

An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee

07/08 | Excavations conducted in an ancient Jewish village near Nazareth in Israel have uncovered the remains of an oil lamp workshop.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: iPads, PlanGrid and GoPro

07/07 | Excavation staff member Chris McKinny discusses the digital technologies used for recording finds at Tel Burna.   Read more…

The Solomonic Gate at Gezer

07/06 | A Solomonic Gate stands at Gezer—or does it? In their Archaeological Views column “In the Shadow of Solomon (and Everyone Else)” in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR, excavation codirectors   Read more…

Secret Mikveh Discovered Under a Living Room Floor

07/03 | A family in Jerusalem’s ‘Ein Kerem neighborhood recently discovered an ancient mikveh underneath their floorboards.   Read more…

Ashkelon 2015: A Midseason Night’s Dream … and Day’s Work

07/02 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides a midseason update on the 2015 excavation at Ashkelon.   Read more…


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