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Breaking News—Evidence of Cultic Activity in Judah Discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa

05/08 | The exciting finds just keep coming at Khirbet Qeiyafa. This unique, fortified Judahite city on the border with Philistia had a short-lived existence between 1020 and 980 B.C.E., according to   Read more…

Qeiyafa Ostracon Relates the Birth of the Kingdom of Israel

05/07 | Gerard Leval presents French epigrapher Émile Puech’s interpretation of the Qeiyafa Ostracon as the earliest text on the formation of the Kingdom of Israel and the only artifact referencing King   Read more…

Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavator to Announce New Finds from the Era of David and Solomon

05/07 | The Biblical archaeology world is abuzz with anticipation over Hebrew University archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel’s press conference on Tuesday, May 8. The press release for the event promises to “announce all-new   Read more…

From the BAS Library

05/06 | The Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated the world since their discovery 60 years ago. This collection of articles from Biblical Archaeology Review covers some of the major topics in Scrolls   Read more…

Phoenician Tombs Discovered in Southeastern Cyprus

05/03 | Renovations to the Larnaca sewer system exposed two Phoenician-period tombs in southeastern Cyprus last weekend. Dated between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C.E., the tombs may be associated with the   Read more…

First Temple Period ‘Matanyahu’ Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

05/02 | An Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Jerusalem uncovered a small stone seal dating to the First Temple period earlier this week. The 8th-6th century B.C.E. personal seal was used to   Read more…

What is it? Answer to the BHD and Facebook discussion posted 1 May 2012

05/01 | Multiple Choices for this week’s What is it? discussion.   Read more…

Excavations at Beersheba Bus Station Expose the Heart of the Byzantine City

04/30 | When the Israel Antiquity Authority began excavating before renovations at the Beersheba bus station, they did not know that they were sitting just above the center of a Byzantine city.   Read more…

Mikva’ot in Galilean Caves Suggest Lives of Refuge and Religion

04/27 | Recent investigations have identified five mikva’ot (singular: mikveh), or Jewish ritual baths, in caves on the Galilean cliffs of Arbel, revealing the highly religious orientation of the inhabitants.   Read more…

What’s Funny About the Gospel of Mark?

04/26 | During her time at the 2011 conference of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco, California, BHD contributing blogger Robin Gallaher Branch enjoyed a stimulating lecture by New Testament   Read more…


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