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Daily Life in Ancient Israel

04/19 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

04/18 | Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David have uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress.   Read more…

The Masada Siege

04/17 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Nehemiah—The Man Behind the Wall

04/17 | 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…

How Ancient Jews Dated Years

04/16 | During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and,   Read more…

How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?

04/15 | Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors.   Read more…

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

04/13 | The meeting of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is described in the Bible. Bringing exquisite gifts, the Queen of Sheba came from an exotic land—but where exactly? Ethiopians   Read more…

53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

04/12 | How many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have been confirmed archaeologically? Lawrence Mykytiuk reveals the surprising number—from Israelite kings to Mesopotamian monarchs—and some lesser figures as well.   Read more…

The Arch of Titus in Color

04/12 | The article “True Colors: Digital Reconstruction Restores Original Brilliance to the Arch of Titus” by Steven Fine, Peter J. Schertz and Donald H. Sanders in the May/June 2017 issue of   Read more…

BAR Test Kitchen: Tah’u Stew

04/12 | The new feature BAR Test Kitchen hopes to introduce you to a new—yet old—kind of cooking. First on the menu is an ancient Babylonian stew.   Read more…


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