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Cast of Characters

04/16 | A list of prominent biblical scholars, professors, priests and many others who have been involved in the study, publication and protection of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Read more…

Former Egyptian Antiquities Head Faces Charges

04/16 | Earlier this month, Egypt’s general prosecutor announced that former antiquities chief Zahi Hawass* will face charges of wasting public funds and breaking the country’s antiquities laws. Most of the charges   Read more…

The Bible in the News

04/13 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the various ways the Biblical proverb “Physician, heal thyself” is used by today’s media.   Read more…

Ashkelon Excavations Find New Evidence of Philistine Religion

04/13 | In the summer of 2009, the Ashkelon excavations were working in a typical Philistine domestic structure from about 1200 B.C.E. (roughly contemporaneous with the settlement of the Israelites in adjacent   Read more…

James Ossuary Forgery Trial Resources Guide

04/13 | The Biblical archaeology world has been abuzz ever since Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch were declared not guilty in the March 14th James Ossuary forgery trial verdict. The verdict sparked   Read more…

Ancients Believed Israel’s Twins Cave Was Portal to the Underworld

04/12 | New explorations of the famous Twins Cave in the Judean hills west of Jerusalem have discovered evidence of ancient pagan rituals that may suggest the cave was once thought to   Read more…

An Artistic Survey of the History of Ancient Egypt

04/11 | Ancient Egypt and Nubia provides an overview of the history of ancient Egypt, as well as a catalog of the stunning objects on display in the newly redesigned Egyptian gallery   Read more…

Syrian Antiquities Can’t Escape Violence

04/11 | According to Syria’s director of museums, many of the country’s famous antiquities sites and museums are beginning to suffer from the violent political unrest that has engulfed the country. Hiba   Read more…

Google Helps Readers Understand Scroll Translations

04/10 | In September 2011, Google and the Israel Museum launched the ambitious Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, with the aim of eventually making English translations and high-resolution images of all of   Read more…

Romans Used Celebrity Fighter to Recruit Soldiers

04/09 | A newly translated Greek inscription recovered from the ancient town of Oinoanda in southwest Turkey reveals that the Roman army relied on the services of a mixed martial arts champion   Read more…


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