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Tel Burna: An Introduction to the Biblical Town

06/16 | The Tel Burna excavations are exposing a Canaanite town in Israel believed by some scholars to be Biblical Libnah. Excavation staff member Chris McKinny provides an introduction to Tel Burna.   Read more…

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

06/15 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

An Archaeological Journey from Genesis through Jesus

06/12 | Editor Hershel Shanks has hand-picked 40 notable articles from BAR to honor the magazine’s 40th anniversary.   Read more…

A Second Triumphal Arch of Titus Discovered

06/11 | Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the foundations of a second triumphal arch of Roman Emperor Titus, which was thought to be lost to history.   Read more…

Akhenaten and Moses

06/08 | Pharaoh Akhenaten, who abolished the Egyptian pantheon and instituted worship of a single deity, the sun-disk Aten, in the mid-14th century B.C., may have established the world’s first monotheism. Did   Read more…

Biblical Name Eshbaal Found Outside of the Bible

06/05 | A 3,000-year-old inscription discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa references the Biblical name Eshbaal. This is the first time the name has been found in an ancient inscription.   Read more…

Titus Flavius Josephus and the Prophet Jeremiah

06/04 | In the September/October 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Avishai Margalit contrasts Josephus’s tarnished reputation with that of the prophet Jeremiah.   Read more…

Cain and Abel in the Bible

06/01 | World-renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reflects on the Biblical figures Cain and Abel in a Supporting Roles column for Bible Review.   Read more…

Does a Cylinder Seal Impression Depict the Oldest Musical Scene in Israel?

05/27 | A 5,000-year-old cylinder seal impression may portray the earliest known musical scene in Israel.   Read more…

Israel’s Treasures Online

05/25 | Thanks to the Israel Antiquities Authority, all of the artifacts in the Rockefeller Museum’s collection are being digitized.   Read more…


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