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A Giant Has Fallen

02/09 | Biblical scholar Marcus Borg, known as one of the fathers of the modern Quest for the Historical Jesus, passed away on January 21, 2015.   Read more…

Sold to the Highest Bidder: Antiquities as Cash Cows

02/04 | Do museums and educational organizations have the right to sell antiquities from their collections? This was the question the AIA-St. Louis Society faced when artifacts from its collection were put   Read more…

D.C.-Area Lecture: Assyrian Attacks Against Lachish and Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E.

02/03 | On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Dr. Garrett Fagan of Pennsylvania State University will deliver the lecture “Assyrian Attacks Against Lachish and Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E.” in the D.C. area.   Read more…

The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark and Why It Makes All the Difference

02/02 | James Tabor presents a new look at the original text of the earliest Gospel.   Read more…

Who Were the Minoans?

02/02 | Crete’s Minoan civilization has long been considered Europe’s first great Bronze Age society. But who were the Minoans? A recent DNA study suggests that the Minoan civilization comprised of local   Read more…

Manot Cave Skull Links Modern Humans to Neanderthals

02/02 | A 55,000-year-old skull discovered in Israel could point to where modern humans and Neanderthals interbred.   Read more…

The “High Place” at Tel Gezer

01/30 | Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed there was a “high place” dedicated to child sacrifice at the Canaanite site. William G. Dever disagrees.   Read more…

10 Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

01/28 | The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.   Read more…

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

01/26 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Lecture: The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project

01/26 | On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia will host the lecture “The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project” by Dr. Peter Schertz, curator at the   Read more…


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