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David and Uriah

06/23 | Listen as Emory University Hebrew Bible professor Jacob L. Wright reads a selection from his critically acclaimed new book David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. The reading   Read more…

The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project

06/19 | In a web-exclusive report, the directors of the Kani Shaie Archaeological Project describe the preliminary results of the first systematic investigation in Iraqi Kurdistan of an Early Bronze Age site.   Read more…

The Cyprian Plague

06/19 | Archaeologists working in Thebes have discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.   Read more…

Ancient Coins and Looting

06/18 | If archaeologists are the detectives of history, then ancient coins are the “smoking guns” of the ancient crime scene. Looting removes this evidence.   Read more…

Roman Emperor Nerva’s Reform of the Jewish Tax

06/18 | Roman Emperor Nerva’s reform of the Jewish Tax had a significant effect on Jews and Christians of the first century C.E.   Read more…

Video: Inside the 2014 Excavations at Tell Timai (Ancient Thmuis)

06/17 | The 2014 excavations at Tell Timai, directed by Robert Littman and Jay Silverstein, are exposing the ancient city of Thmuis in the Egyptian Nile Delta. In this studio-quality production, Tell   Read more…

The Masada Siege

06/13 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Johnny Applesea

06/12 | Two new genetic studies published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and PLOS Genetics suggest that Neolithic Near Eastern expansion occurred over water in addition to land.   Read more…

Excavating Ashkelon in 2014

06/12 | Follow the first week of excavations with Dr. Tracy Hoffman on the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon in Israel.   Read more…

Rolf Rendtorff (1925–2014)

06/11 | Rolf Rendtorff, emeritus professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg, passed away on April 1, 2014.   Read more…


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