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The Staurogram

03/01 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

ISIS Destroys Antiquities in Mosul, Iraq

02/27 | ISIS has released video footage documenting the destruction of antiquities in Mosul, Iraq.   Read more…

King Senebkay of ‘Lost’ Abydos Dynasty Died in Battle

02/27 | A full forensic analysis on King Senebkay’s skeleton reveals the long-forgotten Egyptian pharaoh died violently in battle.   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

02/25 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Free Hebrew Bible Course with Shaye Cohen

02/25 | Learn about the Hebrew Bible in a free course of 25 video lectures by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University.   Read more…

Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

02/23 | In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments are rampant. What, if anything, can be done?   Read more…

Hoard of Gold Coins Found in Caesarea Harbor

02/19 | A massive hoard of gold coins—the largest discovered to date in Israel—was found by divers in the Caesarea harbor.   Read more…

The Biblical Archaeology Society 2015 Publication Awards Call For Entries

02/18 | Nominations are invited for the 2015 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards for books published in 2013 and 2014.   Read more…

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

02/16 | In the March/April 2015 issue of BAR, James C. VanderKam examines the overlap between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament.   Read more…

Ancient Wine of Gaza: 1,500-Year-Old Grape Seeds Found in the Negev

02/13 | For the first time, grape seeds dating to the Byzantine period have been discovered in the Negev desert.   Read more…


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