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Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

11/06 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze   Read more…

Jewish Captives in the Imperial City

11/05 | Ancient Rome was the superpower of its day. Yet, when the Romans conquered the tiny province of Judea and quashed the First Jewish Revolt in 70 C.E., it was actually   Read more…

Where is Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb?

11/04 | An intriguing new hypothesis is the talk of archaeologists and historians in Egypt and around the world: Does King Tut’s tomb contain Queen Nefertiti’s crypt?   Read more…

Who Made the Bust of Queen Nefertiti?

11/03 | Has the ancient Egyptian artist who created the famous bust of Nefertiti been identified?   Read more…

Errors in the Masoretes’ “Original” Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bible?

11/03 | The Hebrew Bible today differs from the Bible manuscripts of the first millennium B.C.E. How do we identify alterations? Learn why critical editions of the Bible are essential.   Read more…

Hezekiah’s Tunnel Reexamined

11/02 | For more than a hundred years, an extraordinary water tunnel in Jerusalem has been attributed to King Hezekiah, who dug it to protect the city’s water supply during the Assyrian   Read more…

What Is the Oldest Hebrew Bible?

11/01 | The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years   Read more…

Eunuchs in the Bible

11/01 | Stephen J. Patterson discusses what Jesus meant when he referred to “eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:11–12).   Read more…

50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

10/31 | In “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible,” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk lists 50 figures from the Hebrew Bible   Read more…

Precursor to Paleo-Hebrew Script Discovered in Jerusalem

10/30 | Alan Millard examines the Proto-Canaanite script of the earliest alphabetic text ever found in Jerusalem. What can it tell us about literacy during the time of David and Solomon?   Read more…


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