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Liberator of the Nag Hammadi Codices

07/31 | A cache of ancient Christian Gnostic texts was found near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945—two years before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Similar to the situation with the   Read more…

The 10 Strangest Foods in the Bible

07/29 | Many Biblical stories are set within the context of a meal. While most of these are about regular meals, others refer to more bizarre, extreme or supernatural cases of eating   Read more…

The Renewed Excavations at Tel Dan

07/29 | After a four-year hiatus, the Hebrew Union College is back excavating at Tel Dan, the site where the famous Tel Dan inscription—the first extra-Biblical evidence of King David—was discovered.   Read more…

An Ancient Roman Gateway to Pan at Hippos-Sussita

07/28 | After discovering a rare bronze mask of the god Pan at the Israeli site of Hippos-Sussita, archaeologists have excavated a monumental Roman gateway within the same complex.   Read more…

Resurrecting a Byzantine Synagogue at Um el-Kanatir

07/26 | Excavations at Um el-Kanatir are unique in that they are not destructive, but rather reconstructive. The almost complete remains of the ancient synagogue nestled into its picturesque setting are proving   Read more…

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal New Biblical Insights

07/26 | Nearly five years of scans and reinterpretation of newly legible parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have revealed intriguing insights into 2,000-year-old Biblical texts.   Read more…

The Interrupted Search for King David’s Palace

07/21 | Eilat Mazar was forced to put her excavation of what may be King David’s palace on hold to excavate the collapsing Northern Tower. Her amazing discoveries were worth it.   Read more…

Biblical Pharisees and Jewish Halakhah

07/15 | Were the Biblical Pharisees really as bad as the New Testament makes them seem? Professor Roland Deines of the University of Nottingham thinks not.   Read more…

Biblical Bread: Baking Like the Ancient Israelites

07/15 | A team from the Tell Halif archaeological excavation made their own tannur, a traditional oven referenced in the Hebrew Bible, and baked bread in it.   Read more…

Biblical Riot at Ephesus: The Archaeological Context

07/14 | How accurate is Luke’s account of the riot at Ephesus described in Acts 19:23–41? Excavations at the site bring this Biblical event to reality in a new way—from inscriptions and   Read more…


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