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Neolithic Figurine Could Lead to Reassessment of Prehistoric Israel

05/13 | A small Neolithic figurine unearthed near Beit Hilkia in south-central Israel could have archaeologists rethinking the nature of the cultures living in prehistoric Israel some 8,000 years ago.   Read more…

Lawrence H. Schiffman on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ History

05/11 | In the May/June 2015 issue of BAR, Lawrence H. Schiffman describes the Dead Sea Scrolls’ history, from their discovery in the Qumran caves to the state of present-day scroll research.   Read more…

Ten Commandments Dead Sea Scroll to Be Displayed in Israel

05/06 | The Israel Museum in Jerusalem will display a Dead Sea Scroll containing one of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments.   Read more…

TV Series “Dig” Delivers Drama

05/05 | The TV series “Dig” on the USA Network captures the excitement of discovering the Biblical world.   Read more…

Eunuchs in the Bible

05/04 | 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…

Roman Baths and Royal Assassinations: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

05/04 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will be hosting the lectures “Roman Baths Here, There, and Everywhere” (May 17, 2015) and   Read more…

Computer Program Learning to Read Paleo-Hebrew Letters

04/30 | Researchers from Tel Aviv University are developing a computer program that can read Paleo-Hebrew, a script used by the Israelites over 2,600 years ago.   Read more…

Is the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife a Fake?

04/27 | When Harvard’s Karen King announced at a 2012 scholarly conference in Rome that a fragment of an authentic fourth-century gospel had come into her hands in which Jesus, speaking in   Read more…

Shroud of Turin Exhibit Opens in Turin, Italy

04/23 | The Shroud of Turin—purported to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth—is back on public display in Turin, Italy.   Read more…

Alexander in the East

04/22 | When the known world proved too small, Alexander the Great set his sights east. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched east to India, north to the Danube River and south   Read more…


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