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Colossal Neo-Hittite Statue Discovered at Tell Tayinat

07/31 | Excavations at Tell Tayinat in southeastern Turkey uncovered a monumental human sculpture from the ancient city of Kunulua, the capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina in the early first   Read more…

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

07/30 | The Book of Judith presents a truly remarkable heroine. Judith is introduced as a devout, shapely, beautiful and wealthy widow who exhibits characteristics equal to those of Israel’s finest warriors.   Read more…

Lion Seal from Beth Shemesh Sparks Samson Discussion

07/30 | The recent discovery of a small 11th century B.C.E. seal at Beth Shemesh with a crude representation of a person next to a lion has sparked some to associate the   Read more…

The Olympic Games: How They All Began

07/27 | It’s back—that special two week festival, held every fourth summer, when elite athletes from all over the world gather to pummel one another in the spirit of brotherhood: the Olympic   Read more…

Rediscovering Jerusalem in the 1820s

07/26 | 190 years ago, a German tourist named Westphal visited Jerusalem and sketched a map of the city. German and Israeli researchers examining the cartography of 19th-century Palestine recently rediscovered the   Read more…

Like the Birds and the Bees … and the Bunnies

07/25 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at reproduction in nature, modern culture and the Bible   Read more…

Scorched Wheat May Provide Answers on the Destruction of Canaanite Tel Hazor

07/24 | The recent discovery of scorched wheat at Canaanite Tel Hazor may shed new light on the destruction of one of Israel’s most prominent sites. The discovery of large jugs containing   Read more…

$5,000 in Prizes for ASOR/SBL Papers

07/17 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is offering prizes totaling $5,000 for the best academic papers presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and the   Read more…

Milestones: London Ph.D. Candidate Wins Dever Prize

07/17 | “Mud-Bricks, Construction and the Process of Urbanization in the Middle Bronze Age Levant” is the title of the paper that won this year’s Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. Written by   Read more…


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