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Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

02/18 | The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead   Read more…

Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai

02/14 | Where is Mt. Sinai? At a recent colloquium in Israel, an international group of scholars debated the question. At the center of the debate was Har Karkom, a mountain ridge   Read more…

Video: Har Karkom–Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in the Desert of Exodus

02/14 | Where is Mt. Sinai? The investigation and study of Har Karkom has been the life work of Emmanuel Anati, an 83-year-old Italian archaeologist who has been documenting finds at the   Read more…

Jerry Murphy-O’Connor (1935–2013)

02/12 | Father Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, OP, who died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on November 11, 2013, at age 78, was “Jerry” to all of us. Although he lived   Read more…

Ernest S. Frerichs (1925–2013)

02/12 | Ernest S. Frerichs, renowned scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Biblical interpretation, passed away on November 11, 2013, at the age of 88. From 1943 to 1946, he served in   Read more…

John Basil Hennessy (1925–2013)

02/12 | John Basil Hennessy, professor of Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Sydney in Australia, passed away on October 27, 2013, at age 88.   Read more…

The Expulsion of the Hyksos

02/11 | Recent archaeological discoveries at Tel Habuwa (also known as Tell el-Habua or Tell-Huba), a site associated with ancient Tjaru (Tharo), shed new light on Ahmose’s campaign.   Read more…

Camel Domestication History Challenges Biblical Narrative

02/07 | Camels play a major role in the Biblical narrative of the patriarchs; the animals are mentioned over 20 times in Genesis alone. However, a recent publication by Tel Aviv University   Read more…

Video: EX3: Exodus, Cyber-Archaeology and the Future

02/06 | Take a tour of UCSD’s “museum of the future” with host Thomas E. Levy.   Read more…

Video: Did Israel’s Exodus Include Tales?

02/06 | Watch a full-length lecture by State University of New York scholar Susan Hollis.   Read more…


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