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A Biblical Altar on Mt. Ebal and Other Israelite Footprints in the Jordan Valley?

02/29 | Foot-shaped sites have been found throughout the Jordan Valley, including an extraordinary cultic site on Mt. Ebal. Is this the Israelite altar described in Joshua 8? Were these foot-shaped enclosures   Read more…

Canaanite Worship? 3,400-Year-Old Figurine Found at Tel Rehov

02/26 | A seven-year-old child found a figurine that may have been associated with Canaanite worship while visiting the site of Tel Rehov in Israel.   Read more…

I Spy: A 3,500-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Scarab

02/24 | An ancient Egyptian scarab with the cartouche of Pharaoh Thutmose III was recently found by a hiker in the Lower Galilee of Israel.   Read more…

Archaeologists on Crutches

02/22 | Two eminent Israeli archaeologists, Yoram Tsafrir and Adam Zertal, recently passed away. Connected in death as in life, both triumphed over incredible obstacles.   Read more…

Mary, Simeon or Anna: Who First Recognized Jesus as Messiah?

02/18 | Who was the first person to truly recognize Jesus as the Messiah and understand the implications? Biblical scholar Ben Witherington III takes a close look at the account given in   Read more…

Sepphoris Inscriptions Reference Rabbis

02/18 | A team of researchers have recently discovered three 1,700-year-old funerary inscriptions at Sepphoris in western Galilee. Two of the inscriptions refer to rabbis buried at Sepphoris.   Read more…

Who Were the Hittites?

02/16 | Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.   Read more…

Jesus’ Last Supper Still Wasn’t a Passover Seder Meal

02/12 | Many people still assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, a ritual meal held in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. In this exclusive Bible History Daily guest   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Why the Jews Took on Rome

02/11 | On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Dr. Andrea Berlin will deliver the lecture “Revolt! Why the Jews Took on Rome” in the Washington, D.C. area.   Read more…

Queen of the Philistines: Trude Dothan (1922–2016)

02/02 | Trude Dothan, the doyenne of Philistine archaeology, passed away recently at the age of 93. In commemoration of her pioneering achievements, eight BAR articles have been made free and publicly   Read more…


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