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Laughter in the Bible? Absolutely!

08/21 | Robin Gallaher Branch on the lighter side of the Bible   Read more…

Ancient Games

08/19 | Turkish archaeologists working on a 5,000-year-old burial uncovered early evidence of an unexpected type of tradition: games.   Read more…

How to Study a Dead Sea Scrolls Text

08/19 | This post was originally published on Professor Schiffman’s website as the first part of an ongoing series on the study of the scrolls. Bible History Daily republished this article with   Read more…

Laodicea Columns Reveal the Grandeur of an Early Christian Center

08/14 | Archaeologists have uncovered massive columns at the northern agora of Laodicea, a large ancient city in western Turkey and an early Christian center.   Read more…

The Biblical Archaeology Society 2013 Publication Awards Winners

08/13 | The 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2011 and 2012. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been   Read more…

Byzantine Jewelry and Other Precious Finds Uncovered in Ancient Dump

08/08 | Excavations in an agricultural area near Apollonia-Arsuf uncovered a cache of gold Byzantine jewelry, 400 coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an inscribed ring and other precious finds in an unlikely location—Byzantine   Read more…

Persepolis: What it Once Was, and What it is Now

08/08 | BAS Intern Idean Marvastian recalls a visit to the Persian ceremonial capital.   Read more…

Enormous Crusader-Era Hospital Discovered in Jerusalem

08/06 | Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered part of a massive hospital dating to the Crusader period (1099-1291 C.E.). The structure lies in the heart of the   Read more…

Examining the Philistines Up Close

08/02 | New high-tech archaeometry tools at the Philistine site of Tell es-Safi (the Biblical city Gath) will allow the team to take in-field material analysis to a new level of specificity.   Read more…

Let the Public See It!

08/01 | Hershel Shanks discusses the Yehoash inscription in court.   Read more…


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