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Can Abecedaries Be Used to Date the Book of Psalms?

07/13 | Mitchell First compares ancient abecedaries to the Book of Psalms for a new perspective on letter order in the ancient Hebrew alphabet.   Read more…

Summer Study Course Sale

07/13 | Summer Study Course Sale   Read more…

Hezekiah’s Tunnel Revisited

07/12 | Our article explaining how the two teams of tunnelers who dug the sinuous path of Hezekiah’s Tunnel from opposite ends managed to connect produced many interesting reader responses. The responses   Read more…

Southampton Archaeologists and Engineers Get a New Perspective on Unexcavated Artifacts

07/11 | There is an archaeological adage that says that “excavation is destruction.” Digging into ancient strata to examine buried artifacts is considered an important but irreversible process. A team of archaeologists   Read more…

Biblical Views: The Value of Methodological Doubt

07/11 | Ron Hendel, the Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, believes that critical Biblical scholarship and the methodological doubt that   Read more…

Making Sense of Kosher Laws

07/09 | The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.   Read more…

Jane Schaberg (1938–2012)

07/07 | Jane Schaberg, professor emeritus of religious studies and women’s studies at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), died on April 17 after a decades-long battle with breast cancer. She was   Read more…

British Museum Excavations at Sidon Expose Millennia of History

07/06 | The British Museum’s fourteenth season excavating at Sidon, Lebanon, continues to reveal astounding artifacts at the Biblical city. Sidon has been inhabited for six millennia, and the excavations have exposed   Read more…

BAS Summer CD Sale

07/06 | The BAS Summer CD Sale started on July 4th! Enjoy 40% off BAS photo and magazine archive CDs for a limited time.   Read more…

Searching for the Better Text

07/06 | Isaiah’s vision of universal peace is one of the best-known passages in the Hebrew Bible: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the   Read more…


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