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Where Noah Landed?

11/26 | Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This group is looking to confirm the tradition that nearby Mt. Cudi (Judi   Read more…

BAF Lecture: Ammonites v. Israelites

11/26 | On December 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Ammonites v Israelites: Battle of Jephthah (Judges 11)” by Dr. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith of the Jewish Theological Seminary.   Read more…

Roman Game Board Found in Turkey

11/25 | A popular Roman board game was discovered during excavations at Kibyra in Turkey.   Read more…

Hippos-Sussita: The High Horse of the Decapolis

11/24 | Excavations at the dramatic site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee have brought a Hellenistic Decapolis city back to life.   Read more…

IAA Launches App with Archaeology Games

11/20 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has released a free app for iPhones and iPads with archaeology games and puzzles.   Read more…

Who Are the Nephilim?

11/19 | Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?   Read more…

Where Was Jesus Born?

11/17 | If Jesus was born in Bethlehem, why is he called a Nazorean and a Galilean throughout the New Testament? Philip J. King addresses this question in his Biblical Views column.   Read more…

Ancient Pergamon

11/16 | Perched atop a windswept mountain along the Turkish coastline and gazing proudly—almost defiantly—over the azure Aegean Sea sit the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Pergamon.   Read more…

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

11/16 | Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Was Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus? These are the questions that concern author Birger A. Pearson in his article “From Saint to Sinner” that follows   Read more…

Childhood in Roman Egypt

11/14 | Researchers studying thousands of ancient documents are getting a better idea of what childhood was like in Roman Egypt.   Read more…


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