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What is it? Answer to the BHD and Facebook discussion posted 1 May 2012

05/01 | Multiple Choices for this week’s What is it? discussion.   Read more…

Excavations at Beersheba Bus Station Expose the Heart of the Byzantine City

04/30 | When the Israel Antiquity Authority began excavating before renovations at the Beersheba bus station, they did not know that they were sitting just above the center of a Byzantine city.   Read more…

Mikva’ot in Galilean Caves Suggest Lives of Refuge and Religion

04/27 | Recent investigations have identified five mikva’ot (singular: mikveh), or Jewish ritual baths, in caves on the Galilean cliffs of Arbel, revealing the highly religious orientation of the inhabitants.   Read more…

What’s Funny About the Gospel of Mark?

04/26 | During her time at the 2011 conference of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco, California, BHD contributing blogger Robin Gallaher Branch enjoyed a stimulating lecture by New Testament   Read more…

God Language in the New Testament

04/25 | Language can become controversial at times, as New Testament professor Ben Witherington III reveals in his Biblical Views column “Spirited Discourse About God Language in the New Testament,” in the   Read more…

Putting Faces to Roman Egypt’s Royal Twins

04/25 | New analysis of a sculpture from the Egyptian Museum reveals that it depicts Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the twin children of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Antony and Cleopatra’s children   Read more…

Prison Makes Way for the Holy Land’s Oldest Church

04/23 | Despite the great deal of fanfare surrounding its discovery, the third century C.E. Christian prayer hall discovered at Megiddo looks like anything but an archaeological tourist site. Likely the oldest   Read more…

Was Qasr al-Abd Modeled After the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?

04/20 | Qasr al-Abd, or Castle of the Slave, is a monumental, Hellenistic-style ruin located amid lush fields in Jordan’s Wadi as-Seer valley, not far from Amman.   Read more…

City of David Archaeologists Unearth Late Bronze Age Egyptian Scarab

04/19 | Israeli archaeologists working at the City of David excavations in Jerusalem recently uncovered a rare 13th century B.C.E. Egyptian scarab. The scarab dates to Egypt’s 19th dynasty, which was marked   Read more…

Scholarship Opportunities for Two Prestigious Israeli Excavations

04/18 | Thanks to a special grant from the ADAR Foundation, two of the most expertly led digs in Israel are offering extraordinary scholarships this summer.   Read more…


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