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Getting to Know SBL’s John Kutsko

02/28 | John F. Kutsko has been at the helm of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the world’s oldest and largest international organization of scholars in the many fields related to   Read more…

Archaeologists Begin Restoring Ancient Egyptian Ship

02/28 | Japanese and Egyptian archaeologists and conservators are beginning the long process of restoring the second of two ancient ships that were buried with the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu near the Great   Read more…

Turkish Authorities Claim to Have Seized Early Biblical Text

02/27 | Turkish media outlets report that Turkey is in possession of a 1,500-year-old Biblical text that was seized by police in 2000 during a raid on a smuggling operation. The text,   Read more…

Who Governed the Roman Province of Lycia-Pamphylia?

02/24 | One thing I enjoy about living in Turkey is the serendipitous discoveries waiting to be found. Last year as my wife and I were returning from the grocery store, I   Read more…

Toilet History Meets Biblical History

02/24 | We have long known that notions of privacy in ancient toilets were different from ours. At several Roman-period sites, archaeologists have found long benches with rows of ancient toilets with   Read more…

Site Where Ark of the Covenant Rested to Be Preserved

02/23 | An Israeli heritage committee has allocated NIS 5 million (about $1.3 million) for the renovation and preservation of Tel Shiloh, the site where, according to Biblical tradition, the Ark of   Read more…

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

02/23 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

Bronze Age Massacre Found in Turkey

02/22 | A recent article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology reports that evidence of an Early Bronze Age massacre has been unearthed at the site of Titris Hoyuk in southern   Read more…

Jerusalem Archaeologists Uncover the “Elusive City” of Aelia Capitolina

02/21 | Recent excavations conducted in and around Jerusalem’s Old City are beginning to reveal the vestiges of Aelia Capitolina, the important but still relatively unknown Roman city built atop Jerusalem in   Read more…

A History of Horses in the Divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah

02/21 | Examine the history of horses in Ziony Zevit’s review of Deborah O’Daniel Cantrell’s The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Charioty in Monarchic Israel.   Read more…


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