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The Aleppo Codex

01/07 | The world’s oldest Hebrew Bible, the Aleppo Codex, is missing pages—and not just a couple leaves, but four of the Five Books of Moses! What happened to them?   Read more…

Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

01/06 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion

01/06 | The massive stone enclosures of the Göbekli Tepe ruins may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion.   Read more…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

01/06 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…

Hierapolis and the Gateway to Hell

01/06 | Italian archaeologists excavating the Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey uncovered the remains of Pluto’s Gate, a site considered an entrance into the underworld in the Greco-Roman period.   Read more…

Tomb of Apostle Philip Found

01/06 | Amid the remains of a fourth- or fifth-century church at Hierapolis, one of the most significant Christian sites in Turkey, archaeologist Francesco D’Andria found a first-century Roman tomb that he   Read more…

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

01/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle

01/05 | A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the   Read more…

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

01/05 | Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? In their Archaeological Views column “Golgotha: Is the Holy Sepulchre Church Authentic?” in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Marcel   Read more…

Biblical Sha’arayim: Khirbet Qeiyafa’s Second Gate Discovered

01/05 | Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa have uncovered a second city gate from the 10th century B.C.E., the time of King David’s reign. No other site from this period has more than   Read more…


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