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Prominent Archaeologists Launch New Academic Journal

03/25 | The title Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (JEMAHS) may not exactly roll off the tongue, but the new quarterly publication from Penn State Press has a big   Read more…

Stoa Poikile Excavations in the Athenian Agora

03/20 | The Stoa Poikile, or Painted Portico, was one of the major structures in Athens’ Classical Agora, the center of political and public life. In the early third century B.C.E., philosopher   Read more…

What to Do with Unprovenanced Artifacts—Publish or Perish?

03/20 | Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the March/April 2013 issue of BAR   Read more…

Analyzing Biblical Psychoanalysis

03/15 | A Bible History Daily-exclusive contribution by “Bible in the News” author Leonard J. Greenspoon   Read more…

Make No Bones About It

03/14 | The Bible in the News, as published in the March/April 2013 issue of BAR   Read more…

Discovering Early Farming Society in Israel

03/13 | The Israel Antiquties Authority announced the discovery of an unprecedented Neolithic site in Israel on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.   Read more…

Hershel Shanks Urges Megiddo Expedition to Try Wet-Sifting

03/13 | Hershel Shanks argues that the success of the Temple Mount Sifting Project should encourage Megiddo expedition excavators to try wet sifting these Megiddo dumps, which have already produced important finds   Read more…

Drawing of an Apostle Fetches $47.8 Million at Auction

03/12 | You know you’re among the masters when one of your practice sketches draws a higher price at auction than most artists could hope to get for their entire collection of   Read more…

What is it?

03/08 | Thank you all for participating in this weekend’s What is it? discussion. We’ve updated the page with the answer and details on the artifact below. D. Babylonian priestly record.   Read more…

The Making of a Messiah

03/08 | In this post I want to to consider what I call the “textual dynamics of messianic self-identity.” I realize that is a mouthful but bear with me here, as this   Read more…


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