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Restoring the Walls of Jerusalem

09/11 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the completion of the conservation and stabilization of St. Stephen’s Gate, also known as the Lions’ Gate, the final restored gate in a large-scale   Read more…

Excavations Highlight Late Bronze Age Jaffa

09/10 | The history of the port city of Jaffa can be traced well before its role in the Bible. Now part of modern Tel Aviv, Jaffa is mentioned in the 15th-century   Read more…

Avraham Faust on David’s Palace

09/07 | Eilat Mazar’s excavation and archaeology methods are beyond reproach, but her recent claim to have discovered King David’s palace at her Jerusalem dig site has met with harsh criticism from   Read more…

Did I Find King David’s Palace?

09/07 | Excavator Eilat Mazar describes finding what she believes to be King David’s Palace in Jerusalem. Originally published in the January/February 2006 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review   Read more…

First Turkish Dig Abroad Reveals Byzantine Baptistery in Kosovo

09/07 | Turkish excavations in Kosovo recently exposed a baptistery from the 6th century C.E. in the ancient city of Ulpiana. The original Roman city was destroyed in the fifth century C.E.,   Read more…

Ancient Reservoir Provided Water for First Temple Period Jerusalem

09/06 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Jerusalem archaeologist Eli Shukron announced the discovery of a large First Temple period reservoir today, reshaping our understanding of ancient water systems and water   Read more…

A “Jesus Hideout” in Jordan

09/05 | Biblical Scholar James Tabor examines the setting of some of the Jesus’ final excursions before his crucifixion.   Read more…

Jewish City Discovered Near Be’er Sheva

09/05 | The Israel Aniquities Authority announced the discovery of a mid-first-millennium C.E. Byzantine-era Jewish city near modern Be’er Sheva. The site, which includes mikva’ot (ritual pools) and a synagogue, was discovered   Read more…

What in the World?

09/04 | What in the World? was the Penn Museum’s Peabody Award-winning popular weekly half-hour television program which was first seen in 1951 and which ran for 14 years. By the early   Read more…

Misogyny in the Bible

08/31 | Is God gendered as a male in the Bible? How could Scripture, the Word of God to so many Christians, be the product of patriarchy and its over-sexed values that   Read more…


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