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ASOR Offers Free Access to Journals During April

04/03 | The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) announced this week that during the month of April it is providing free access to the past four years of content from its   Read more…

SBL Meeting Gives New Insights on Paul

04/02 | While attending the Society of Biblical Literature’s November 2011 conference in San Francisco, California, BHD contributing blogger Robin Gallaher Branch heard two intriguing lectures that presented new ways of thinking   Read more…

Canaan Canine Faces Threat in Israel

03/29 | First-century rock drawings in the Sinai and more than 700 fifth-century B.C.E. canine skeletons unearthed at the coastal site of Ashkelon south of Tel Aviv attest to the historical prominence   Read more…

The Bible in the News

03/29 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the various ways the famous Biblical story of the ten plagues of Egypt is used by today’s   Read more…

Price of the Shekel Rises to $1 Million

03/28 | An American collector paid $1.1 million for an ancient Judean coin at an auction in New York earlier this month. The silver shekel, dated to the first year of the   Read more…

What is it? Artifact Discussion on BHD and Facebook.

03/28 | The answer has been posted for last week’s discussion. Join our weekly artifact analyses on BHD and Facebook!   Read more…

Italian Dig in Iraq Discovers Bronze Age “Tomb of the Prince”

03/27 | Italian archaeologists working at Tal Abu Tbeirah in southern Iraq recently excavated a lavish tomb dating to the middle of the third millennium B.C.E. Dubbed the “tomb of the little   Read more…

Newly Established Hiking Trail Guides Adventurous Travelers Through Turkey’s Archaeological Wonders

03/26 | Named by The Sunday Times as one of the world’s top ten walks, the Lycian Way hiking trail weaves along 300 miles of Turkey’s southern coastline through hundreds of archaeological   Read more…

Archaeologists Find Earliest Known Metal Equestrian Bit in Israel

03/22 | Excavations at the Middle Bronze Age site of Tel Haror in Israel uncovered a metal bit in an equid burial dating between 1750 and 1650 B.C.E. It is the oldest   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology and Jesus—The Abbreviated Versions

03/22 | A discussion of Leonard Greenspoon’s review of the new short introductions on Jesus and Biblical Archaeology, by Richard Bauckham and Eric Cline   Read more…


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