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Widows in the Bible

01/23 | In a Biblical Views column, Robin Gallaher Branch presents several examples of how, in the Bible, widows can serve as special textual markers to alert readers that something significant is   Read more…

Tumor and Teeth in Late Roman Spain

01/23 | Archaeologists excavating a Spanish necropolis discovered a calcified tumor with a bone and four teeth in the pelvis of a late Roman woman.   Read more…

The Dead Sea Rises

01/22 | Last week The Times of Israel reported the first increase in volume in the Dead Sea in over ten years.   Read more…

Digitizing Israel’s Scientific Archive

01/18 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Scientific Archive includes tens of thousands of extraordinary (and extraordinarily fragile) documents from the British Mandate (1919-1948).   Read more…

Evidence of Shiloh’s Destruction Gone Missing

01/17 | Early last week, archaeologists uncovered a broken pottery vessel and ashes suggesting large-scale destruction at Biblical Shiloh, the Israelite capital for over three centuries before the Temple was built in   Read more…

The Elusive Kingdom of Kush

01/16 | In the 8th century B.C.E., the Nubian Kingdom of Kush took over its politically fragmented northern neighbor, forming Egypt’s twenty-fifth dynasty, known as the Nubian dynasty or the Kushite Empire.   Read more…

Early Jewish Writings Reveal History of Jerusalem

01/16 | The famous Theodotus inscription, which commemorates the building of a first-century B.C.E. synagogue, is one of hundreds of early Jewish writings now being published that document the ancient history of   Read more…

Video: Inside the 2012 Ophel Excavations

01/15 | The Ophel in Jerusalem sits at the heart of Biblical archaeology. The site’s rich research history stretches back to Charles Warren in the 1860s, and the Ophel continues to yield   Read more…

In Their Own Words: David Ussishkin

01/11 | This article originally appeared as “Strata: In Their Own Words” in the January/February 2013 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Top 20 Biblical Archaeology Events and Discoveries of 2012

01/11 | I wanted to take the time to look back at some of the biggest Biblical archaeology news stories, events and discoveries of 2012. I’ve put together links to 20 stand-out   Read more…


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