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The Philistines in Jordan

01/30 | Archaeology often paints a distinctively Mediterranean picture of the Philistines. Recent excavations at Tell Abu al-Kharaz in Jordan, a site associated with the Biblical city Jabesh Gilead where Saul and   Read more…

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

01/29 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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Fruit in the Bible

01/27 | Seeds and fruit remains are exciting discoveries for archaeologists and they provide radiocarbon data to help date buried strata. Fruit also plays an important role in the Biblical narrative.   Read more…

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

01/24 | Sacred prostitution was common throughout the ancient world and was particularly associated with Ashtoreth worship, one of the chief Canaanite goddesses. While many scholars have assumed sacred prostitution was practiced   Read more…

Victorian Society and Ancient Cultures

01/22 | The discoveries made by iconic Victorian-era archaeologists such as Robinson, Layard and Petrie shape our understanding of the Near Eastern world to this day. But how did the contemporaneous public   Read more…

Video: Sources of Judicial Power in the Moses Story

01/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by Princeton Theological Seminary scholar Stephen Russell online for free.   Read more…

Video: The Exodus Account in Recent Pentateuchal Interpretation

01/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Zurich scholar Konrad Schmid online for free.   Read more…

Video: The Omerta on the Exodus

01/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Georgia scholar Baruch Halpern online for free.   Read more…

Video: The Exodus Based on the Sources Themselves

01/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Georgia scholar Richard Friedman online for free.   Read more…

Video: Egyptology, Egyptologists and the Exodus

01/19 | Watch a full-length lecture by Trinity International University scholar James Hoffmeier.   Read more…


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