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When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

12/12 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

12/10 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

12/09 | On December 14, 2016, Brien Garnand, Assistant Professor of Classics at Howard University, will deliver the lecture “Carthage and the Forgotten Phoenicians in the Ancient Mediterranean” in the D.C. area.   Read more…

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

12/09 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Inscription Reveals Governor of Judea Before the Bar-Kokhba Revolt

12/08 | Who was the Roman governor of Judea during the time leading up to the Bar-Kokhba revolt, the second Jewish revolt against Rome? This question has now been answered thanks to   Read more…

Joshua in the Bible

12/07 | World-renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reflects on the Biblical figure Joshua in a Supporting Roles column for Bible Review.   Read more…

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

12/07 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

12/03 | The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath. As the   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

12/03 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/02 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…


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