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First Person: A New Target

10/05 | Is the relic from “Solomon’s Temple” a forgery after all? The authenticity of the ivory pomegranate inscription is called into question by a leading scholar.   Read more…

The Fourth-Century Earthquake that Rocked Galilee

10/03 | Excavations at Hippos-Sussita in Israel have uncovered evidence of the earthquake that shook Galilee and nearby regions in 363 C.E.   Read more…

Ronald F. Youngblood (1931–2014)

10/03 | Ronald F. Youngblood, professor emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, who is perhaps best known for his work as a Bible translator, has   Read more…

Amnon Rosenfeld (1944–2014)

10/03 | Dr. Amnon Rosenfeld was killed in a tragic traffic accident on Thursday, July 10, 2014. His wife, Tamar, was seriously injured and is at the Sheba Hospital. We wish her   Read more…

Ancient Israel Through a Social Scientific Lens

09/29 | Archaeology has come a long way since 19th-century explorers first mapped Biblical sites. Two recent volumes highlight the value of a new interdisciplinary approach as archaeologist Avraham Faust explores Israelite   Read more…

Ophel Treasure Goes on Display at the Israel Museum

09/29 | The dazzling Ophel treasure discovered in 2013 is now on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.   Read more…

First Person: Human Sacrifice to an Ammonite God?

09/23 | Were sons and daughters sacrificed in ancient times? Is there any archaeological evidence?   Read more…

Possible Byzantine Monastery Exposed near Beth Shemesh

09/22 | A large Byzantine-era compound outside of Beth Shemesh has recently been discovered. IAA archaeologists believe the compound, which contained olive oil and wine presses and colorful mosaics, was a monastery.   Read more…

Skilled Craftsmen, Not Slaves, Smelted Copper at Timna

09/18 | In a recently published study, scholars suggest that ancient metalworkers in the Timna Valley were not slaves, as popularly believed, but highly skilled craftsmen.   Read more…

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

09/17 | Few people are familiar with the Biblical figure Nehemiah, and yet he was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C. following the Babylonian exile.   Read more…


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