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Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation Be Recovered?

10/24 | James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st   Read more…

Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: The Moabite Stone

10/24 | A product of archaeological looting, the Mesha Stele, or Moabite Stone, provides another example of the value of unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional   Read more…

The Serendipities of Archaeological Travel with BAS

10/23 | Mark Wilson took BAS audiences through to Neolithic, Hebrew Bible and New Testament sites in Turkey after political circumstances prevented a trip to southeastern Turkey.   Read more…

Not Fit for a King?

10/23 | Two Israeli archaeologists suggest that Herod’s tomb from Herodium, on display at the Israel Museum, may not have belonged to the megalomaniac king.   Read more…

Bronze Age Collapse: Pollen Study Highlights Late Bronze Age Drought

10/22 | What caused the Bronze Age collapse? A recent study of pollen grains in sediment cores beneath the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea provides a new view of the   Read more…

John H. Hayes (1934–2013)

10/21 | John H. Hayes, a world-renowned Hebrew Bible scholar and Candler School of Theology professor emeritus at Emory University, died on July 11, 2013, at age 79.   Read more…

Israeli Court: Return the Jehoash Inscription

10/17 | This morning, the Israeli Supreme court ruled that the 15-line Jehoash Inscription be returned to collector Oded Golan in the latest twist in the “forgery trial of the century” saga.   Read more…

Mesopotamian “Receipts” Illuminated by 3D Technology

10/16 | Employing advanced technology, researchers are coming closer to understanding clay balls used in economic transactions in fourth-millennium B.C.E. Mesopotamia.   Read more…

Who Built the Cardo in Jerusalem?

10/15 | The Cardo was Jerusalem’s major north-south thoroughfare, as we know from the famous sixth-century Madaba map mosaic in Jordan. But was it fully built in the Roman period or only   Read more…

Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry Confirmed European by mtDNA Tests

10/10 | A recent study on mitochondrial DNA revealed that the female line of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry closely resembles that of Southern and Western Europe, rather than the ancient Near East, as   Read more…


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