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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…

Video: Har Karkom–Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in the Desert of Exodus

02/14 | Where is Mt. Sinai? The investigation and study of Har Karkom has been the life work of Emmanuel Anati, an 83-year-old Italian archaeologist who has been documenting finds at the   Read more…

Jerry Murphy-O’Connor (1935–2013)

02/12 | Father Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, OP, who died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on November 11, 2013, at age 78, was “Jerry” to all of us. Although he lived   Read more…


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