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Regarding Recent Suggestions Redating the Siloam Tunnel

08/26 | A web-exclusive discussion by Aren Maeir and Jeffrey Chadwick. The scholars argue that Hezekiah had ample time to construct the tunnel during the revolt against Assyria.   Read more…

BAR Accused of Publishing “Defamatory” Ad

08/22 | A BAR advertisement has been labeled “defamatory” by 16 faculty members of Tel Aviv University’s Institute of Archaeology.   Read more…

First Temple Period Inscription May Preserve Biblical Name

08/21 | A ceramic bowl with an inscription that may allude to a Biblical figure was recently uncovered among thousands of First Temple period pottery sherds, clay lamps and figurines near Jerusalem’s   Read more…

Laughter in the Bible? Absolutely!

08/21 | Robin Gallaher Branch on the lighter side of the Bible   Read more…

Ancient Games

08/19 | Turkish archaeologists working on a 5,000-year-old burial uncovered early evidence of an unexpected type of tradition: games.   Read more…

How to Study a Dead Sea Scrolls Text

08/19 | This post was originally published on Professor Schiffman’s website as the first part of an ongoing series on the study of the scrolls. Bible History Daily republished this article with   Read more…

Laodicea Columns Reveal the Grandeur of an Early Christian Center

08/14 | Archaeologists have uncovered massive columns at the northern agora of Laodicea, a large ancient city in western Turkey and an early Christian center.   Read more…

The Biblical Archaeology Society 2013 Publication Awards Winners

08/13 | The 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2011 and 2012. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been   Read more…

Byzantine Jewelry and Other Precious Finds Uncovered in Ancient Dump

08/08 | Excavations in an agricultural area near Apollonia-Arsuf uncovered a cache of gold Byzantine jewelry, 400 coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an inscribed ring and other precious finds in an unlikely location—Byzantine   Read more…

Persepolis: What it Once Was, and What it is Now

08/08 | BAS Intern Idean Marvastian recalls a visit to the Persian ceremonial capital.   Read more…


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