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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…

Free Hebrew Bible Course with Shaye Cohen

02/28 | Learn about the Hebrew Bible in a free course of 25 video lectures by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University.   Read more…

Did Archaeologists Really Discover a New Dead Sea Scroll Cave?

02/21 | Did archaeologists excavating a cave west of the Dead Sea settlement of Qumran find a new Dead Sea Scroll cave? Scholar Robert R. Cargill examines the evidence.   Read more…

Call for Entries: Biblical Archaeology Society 2017 Publication Awards

02/21 | Nominations are invited for the 2017 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards for books published in 2015 and 2016.   Read more…

The Song of Songs: Love Is Strong as Death

02/13 | The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) from the Hebrew Bible is a love song beyond compare—although it has been compared to everything. Some have deemed it lewd entertainment.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

02/10 | On February 17, 2017, Christopher Rollston of the George Washington University will deliver the lecture “Women in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: In Life and in the Afterlife” in the   Read more…

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

02/09 | Jesus’ Last Supper and the Tomb of David are traditionally associated with a building called the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Can archaeology shed light on these traditions?   Read more…

Sold! Earliest Surviving 10 Commandments Stone

02/08 | A 10 Commandments stone tablet—believed by some to be the oldest stone copy of the 10 Commandments—was sold at an auction in November 2016 for $850,000.   Read more…

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

01/31 | With 11 rock-hewn churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia, is understandably a place of pilgrimage for those in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Explore Lalibela’s spectacular subterranean churches in this web-exclusive slideshow.   Read more…


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