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Ancient Synagogues in Israel and the Diaspora

04/06 | Rachel Hachlili examines ancient synagogues in Israel and throughout the ancient Near East.   Read more…

Ancient Egyptian Beer Vessels Unearthed in Tel Aviv, Israel

04/02 | Archaeologists excavating in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, have discovered ancient Egyptian beer vessels dating back 5,000 years.   Read more…

The Origin of Christianity

04/01 | Geza Vermes explores the origin of Christianity by examining the characteristics of the Jewish Jesus movement to see how it developed into a distinctly gentile religion.   Read more…

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

03/31 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Earliest Evidence of Breast Cancer

03/27 | Archaeologists excavating in an ancient Egyptian cemetery have found a skeleton possessing the earliest evidence of breast cancer.   Read more…

Porcupine Digs Up 1,400-Year-Old Oil Lamp in Israel

03/25 | While patrolling the Roman-Byzantine ruins at Horbat Siv in central Israel, Israel Antiquities Authority inspectors found a 1,400-year-old oil lamp that had apparently been dug up by a porcupine.   Read more…

Jodi Magness Reflects on a Lucky Discovery in Huqoq, Israel

03/23 | In her Archaeological Views column “A Lucky Discovery Complicates Life” in the March/April 2015 issue of BAR, Jodi Magness reflects on the consequences of discovering stunning mosaics in Huqoq, Israel.   Read more…

Hippos-Sussita Excavations Unearth Rare Pan Mask

03/19 | Archaeologists working at Hippos-Sussita on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel have unearthed a rare bronze mask of Pan.   Read more…

The Hungry Jesus

03/18 | Andrew McGowan challenges the tradition that Jesus was a welcoming host at meals.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Lecture: Biblical Archaeology—Spade in One Hand, Bible in the Other?

03/17 | On March 21, 2015, BAS senior editor Ellen White will present the lecture “Biblical Archaeology: Is It Really the Spade in One Hand and the Bible in the Other?”   Read more…


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