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Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/08 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

First Person: Misogyny in the Bible

03/07 | According to scholar Christopher Rollston, there are many examples of the marginalization of women in the Bible.   Read more…

The Church of Laodicea in the Bible and Archaeology

03/06 | Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. Why does the author of the Book of Revelation call the church of Laodicea “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold?   Read more…

Watch on CNN: Finding Jesus

03/06 | CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery investigates artifacts that may shed new light on Jesus and his world.   Read more…

Water from a Walking Rock

03/05 | What does Paul mean in the Bible when he says that the Israelites drank “from the spiritual rock that followed them” during their wanderings in the wilderness?   Read more…

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

03/03 | Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

03/02 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

Herodium: The Tomb of King Herod Revisited

03/02 | Although Josephus states that Herod was buried at Herodium, he does not specify where. Was Herod buried in the mausoleum on the slope or in the fortress at the summit?   Read more…

The Stones of Herod’s Temple Reveal Temple Mount History

03/01 | Building and furnishing the Herodian Temple involved more than stone quarrying and laying, but the stones and foundations of Herod’s Temple can give us clues to Temple Mount history.   Read more…

Herod the Great: Friend of the Romans and Parthians?

03/01 | Jason M. Schlude explores how King Herod manipulated his position between two regional powers.   Read more…


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