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Jerusalem Cabinet Invests in Biblical Sites in Jerusalem

05/21 | Jerusalem’s ministers approved a 350 million shekel (over $90 million) project to develop and renovate infrastructure in the city’s Biblical and other heritage sites. The special cabinet meeting Sunday was   Read more…

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

05/18 | An Iraqi Oil Ministry plan to extend an oil pipeline through ancient Babylon presents a major threat to the cultural heritage of one of the ancient world’s most important cities.   Read more…

Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic

05/17 | After a controversial six-year-long translation project, a Jordanian think tank based in Amman published an Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud. After gaining enthusiastic responses to the project from the   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls In Philadelphia

05/17 | The Franklin Institute’s Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibit presents one of the most comprehensive collections of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, featuring twenty scrolls   Read more…

4,000 Year Old Texts Survive the Attacks of Time and 9/11

05/16 | 4,000 years ago, an official named Aradmu kept economic and social records of agrarian life and the economy near Nippur in southern Iraq. After having been looted from Iraq, smuggled   Read more…

Book of Nehemiah Found Among the Scrolls

05/15 | Norwegian scroll scholar Torleif Elgvin of Evangelical Lutheran University College in Oslo, Norway, announced that he and colleague Esther Eshel of Bar-Ilan University will be publishing a collection of more   Read more…

Reader’s Response

05/15 | We are lucky to have such a great depth of scholarly content to draw from, and even more lucky to have such an interesting and interested readership. We would love   Read more…

The Troubled Return of the James Ossuary

05/14 | Despite the March 14th verdict declaring collector Oded Golan not guilty on all counts of forgery, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) persists in its conflict with the defendant. Prosecutor Dan   Read more…

Archaeologists Discover “New” Ancient Language from the Eighth-Century B.C.E.

05/11 | When Cambridge archaeologist John MacGinnis examined a tablet listing the names of 60 women found at an Assyrian governor’s palace in southeastern Turkey, he noticed that most did not bear   Read more…

Fifty Years of Dead Sea Scroll Translation

05/11 | Fifty years have passed since a young scholar named Geza Vermes published the first Dead Sea Scrolls translation of the texts available at the time. The seventh edition of the   Read more…


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