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Amulet with Cartouche of Thutmose III Discovered in Jerusalem

04/26 | A schoolgirl participating in the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem found a rare amulet bearing the name of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III.   Read more…

The Lod Mosaic—Jewish, Christian or Pagan?

04/25 | A series of stunning mosaic floors dated to around 300 C.E. were uncovered in Lod, Israel. Plants, birds, fish and animals are depicted in the mosaics—but no human figures. Who   Read more…

On What Day Did Jesus Rise?

04/18 | On what day did Jesus rise? After three days or on the third day? Ben Witherington III examines this question in BAR.   Read more…

When Was the Hebrew Bible Written?

04/15 | When was the Hebrew Bible written? Ostraca with Hebrew inscriptions excavated from the Iron Age fortress at Arad in Israel may provide clues, say researchers from Tel Aviv University.   Read more…

Remembering Trude Dothan

04/13 | Former Albright Institute director Seymour Gitin reflects on the pioneering achievements of Trude Dothan, the doyenne of Philistine archaeology.   Read more…

The Exodus: Fact or Fiction?

04/10 | Does archaeological evidence connect with Israel’s Exodus from Egypt—a central event in the Bible? Egyptian artifacts and sites show that the Biblical text does indeed recount accurate memories from the   Read more…

How the Serpent Became Satan

04/08 | The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any   Read more…

Ancient Bronze Marvels at Magdala

04/08 | Excavations at Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, have uncovered a 2,000-year-old decorated bronze incense shovel and a bronze jug.   Read more…

First Person: Banning Ba’al

04/04 | Did King David ban Ba’al names in Judah?   Read more…

Epilepsy, Tutankhamun and Monotheism

04/03 | Tutankhamun died at a young age with a feminine physique. His closest relatives all shared similar features and fates. Imperial College London surgeon Hutan Ashrafian suggests that the royal family   Read more…


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