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Oded’s Other Ossuary

02/26 | The James Ossuary was only one of three ossuaries in Golan’s collection. Another revealed an important Jewish community in central Syria in Apamea and Palmyra in the time of Jesus   Read more…

The Shroud of Turin: Relic or Forgery?

02/23 | Is the Shroud of Turin real or fake? A new study claims that an ancient earthquake can explain why radiocarbon dating tests conducted on the shroud may not have been   Read more…

How to Make a Mudbrick

02/21 | While perhaps not all BAR readers have the time and resources to replicate an Iron Age gate or Byzantine mosaic, anyone can make a mudbrick! The recipe is simple—and the   Read more…

The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?

02/20 | Nine years, almost to the day, after Roman legionaries destroyed God’s house in Jerusalem, the luxurious watering holes of the Roman elite at Pompeii were destroyed in a volcanic eruption.   Read more…

Video: The Exodus and the Bible: What Was Known, What Was Remembered, What Was Forgotten

02/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Arizona and Lycoming College scholar William Dever online for free.   Read more…

Video: Exodus and Memory: Remembering the Origin of Israel and Monotheism

02/19 | Watch a full-length keynote lecture by University of Konstanz scholar Jan Assmann online for free.   Read more…

Video: Can Archaeological Correlates for the Mnemo-Narratives of Exodus be Found?

02/18 | Watch a full-length lecture by Bar-Ilan University scholar Aren Maeir.   Read more…

Video: The Wilderness Itineraries–Who, How and When Did Biblical Authors Know About the Southern Deserts?

02/18 | Watch a full-length lecture by Tel Aviv University scholar Israel Finkelstein.   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

02/18 | 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…

Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai

02/14 | Where is Mt. Sinai? At a recent colloquium in Israel, an international group of scholars debated the question. At the center of the debate was Har Karkom, a mountain ridge   Read more…


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