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Visiting Turkey: Museums of Archaeology Dazzle

11/30 | Mark Wilson takes you on a tour of new archaeology museums in Turkey.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

11/29 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

The Ancient Bean Diet: Fava Beans Favored in Prehistoric Israel

11/25 | A study of the seeds recovered during excavations of Neolithic sites throughout the Galilee indicates that legumes, especially fava beans, made up a substantial part of the Neolithic diet.   Read more…

Hazor Excavations’ Amnon Ben-Tor Reveals Who Conquered Biblical Canaanites

11/24 | The Book of Joshua describes how the Israelites vanquished the Biblical Canaanites at Hazor. But is that what really happened?   Read more…

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

11/22 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Where Did the Philistines Come From?

11/20 | The excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Gath of the Philistines mentioned in the Bible (e.g., 1 Samuel 6:17), have produced many fascinating finds, and the summer of 2011   Read more…

Tel Gezer Water System Built by Canaanites?

11/19 | New evidence indicates that the water system at Tel Gezer in Israel may have been built by Canaanites in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000–1500 B.C.).   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

11/18 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

First Person: Art as Bible Interpretation

11/17 | To convey the meaning of Scripture, we commonly resort to words. That is how we explicate the text—with words. That’s also the case with those nonbiblical books denominated apocrypha, as   Read more…

The Masada Siege

11/17 | 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…


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