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Rome and the Maccabees: A Friendship Set in Bronze?

07/26 | Judah Maccabee’s second-century B.C.E. revolt against the Hellenistic Seleucids set the stage for the establishment of the Hasmonean dynasty in Judea.   Read more…

Journey to the Copper Age: A Video Lecture by Thomas E. Levy

07/25 | Watch the full-length video lecture “Journey to the Copper Age – The Chalcolithic Metallurgical Revolution and Its Effects in Israel and the Neighboring Lands”   Read more…

The Exilic Period in the Digital Classroom (Video)

07/24 | This fall, Tel Aviv University (TAU) Professor Oded Lipschits and Ido Koch will be teaching a course on the Exilic period of Babylonian rule over Judah. A transitional link between   Read more…

Destroying a Temple

07/24 | Dr. Mark Wilson is the director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, and is the host for BAS’s tours of Turkey. Read more about the author of   Read more…

Eric H. Cline on the First Two Weeks at Tel Kabri

07/24 | During the third week of the Tel Kabri excavations, BAS web editor Noah Wiener sat down with Professor Eric H. Cline to discuss the progress made at Tel Kabri so   Read more…

Tel Rehov House Associated with the Biblical Prophet Elisha

07/23 | The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported the discovery of a building that “might have been the house of Elisha the prophet” at Tel Rehov in Israel. The sixteen-year-long excavations at   Read more…

Will the IAA Return the James Ossuary to Oded Golan?

07/19 | The Israel Antiquities Authority is scheduled to return the famous ossuary, or bone box, inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” to Oded Golan.   Read more…

King David’s Palace at Khirbet Qeiyafa?

07/18 | The Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) July 18, 2013 press release is crowned with an extraordinary headline: King David’s Palace was Uncovered in the Judean Shephelah.   Read more…

A 3D View of the Tell es-Safi Excavations

07/17 | Download an interactive pdf model of Tell es-Safi’s Area A excavations, developed by the Weizmann Institute’s Steve Weiner and Yotam Asscher.   Read more…

A Virtual Tour of the Temple Mount

07/17 | A new virtual tour of the Temple Mount was released this week, in conjunction with the fast day of Tisha B’av.   Read more…


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