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Study Investigates Western Wall Erosion

08/20 | A study newly published in the journal Geology has investigated why some portions of the Western Wall are more eroded and contain more cracks than others.   Read more…

Love Your Neighbor: Only Israelites or Everyone?

08/19 | The Book of Leviticus tells us to love our neighbors, but who are our neighbors? Does the command mean to just love fellow Israelites—or everyone?   Read more…

Adornment in the Southern Levant

08/19 | Josephine Verduci examines the jewelry and costumes worn by the Sea Peoples, which highlight the cross-cultural relationships developed in the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age southern Levant.   Read more…

Open Context

08/18 | As data dissemination becomes an expected outcome of scholarship, researchers need supporting services to adequately describe and document, preserve, disseminate and understand and reuse digital data.   Read more…

Did the Northern Kingdom of Israel Practice Customary Ancient Israelite Religion?

08/17 | There is very little archaeological evidence of royal ancient Israelite religion. Excavations have had greater access to sites showing everyday “folk religion,” mostly because the center of elite ancient Israelite   Read more…

Tomb of Apostle Philip Found

08/16 | Amid the remains of a fourth- or fifth-century church at Hierapolis, one of the most significant Christian sites in Turkey, archaeologist Francesco D’Andria found a first-century Roman tomb that he   Read more…

How Ancient Jews Dated Years

08/16 | 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…

Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

08/15 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

08/15 | For every tourist who visits the ancient city of Petra in modern day Jordan, there is one breathtaking moment that captures all of the grandeur and mystery of this city   Read more…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

08/15 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…


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