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Jezreel Expedition Sheds New Light on Ahab and Jezebel’s City

05/01 | There is much more to Jezreel than just the fortified hilltop site. “Greater Jezreel” includes a nearby spring that was the lifeblood of the city, as well as a sloping   Read more…

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

05/01 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Ancient Apiary on Display

04/27 | While we know this refers to the land of Israel, what does “flowing with milk and honey” mean? A new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel,   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: A Hittite in King David’s Court?

04/27 | On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Dr. Billie Jean Collins will deliver the lecture “A Hittite in King David’s Court? In Search of the Iron Age Hittites” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…

Amulet with Cartouche of Thutmose III Discovered in Jerusalem

04/26 | A schoolgirl participating in the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem found a rare amulet bearing the name of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III.   Read more…

The Lod Mosaic—Jewish, Christian or Pagan?

04/25 | A series of stunning mosaic floors dated to around 300 C.E. were uncovered in Lod, Israel. Plants, birds, fish and animals are depicted in the mosaics—but no human figures. Who   Read more…

On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

04/18 | On what day did Jesus rise? After three days or on the third day? Ben Witherington III examines this question in BAR.   Read more…

When Was the Hebrew Bible Written?

04/15 | When was the Hebrew Bible written? Ostraca with Hebrew inscriptions excavated from the Iron Age fortress at Arad in Israel may provide clues, say researchers from Tel Aviv University.   Read more…

Remembering Trude Dothan

04/13 | Former Albright Institute director Seymour Gitin reflects on the pioneering achievements of Trude Dothan, the doyenne of Philistine archaeology.   Read more…

The Exodus: Fact or Fiction?

04/10 | Does archaeological evidence connect with Israel’s Exodus from Egypt—a central event in the Bible? Egyptian artifacts and sites show that the Biblical text does indeed recount accurate memories from the   Read more…


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