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Video: Tell Timai 2014 — Week Two

07/02 | Explore an Egyptian excavation. Meet Kufti archaeologists, explore ancient streets and the mudbricks that shaped them and dive into the port of Alexandria.   Read more…

Divided Kingdom, United Critics

07/02 | The Forgotten Kingdom by Israel Finkelstein traces the development of the northern kingdom of Israel to an earlier time associated with the reign of King Saul. The award-winning work is   Read more…

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

07/01 | Israeli scholar Yigal Levin’s article “Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem” in the July/August 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review examines the historical veracity of both the Egyptian Pharaoh’s account and   Read more…

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

07/01 | Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity—vilified especially since they were declared   Read more…

George Washington and King David

07/01 | Hershel Shanks connects George Washington with Biblical archaeology and King David.   Read more…

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?

07/01 | Many people assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, a ritual meal held in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. And indeed, according to the Gospel of Mark   Read more…

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

07/01 | There has been a great deal written about the community of scribes that penned the Qumran scrolls. These studies rarely focus on an individual ancient scribe; they generally focus on   Read more…

Prehistoric Parasite Bloomed with Mesopotamian Farming

07/01 | A parasite egg discovered in a 6,200-year-old skeleton in Syria has provided the earliest known evidence that the use of irrigation in farming triggered the spread of the schistosome parasite.   Read more…

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

07/01 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

Minoan Frescoes at Tel Kabri

07/01 | Over 100 years of excavations on Crete have exposed elegant Minoan frescoes that once adorned the walls of the island’s Bronze Age palaces. This distinctively colorful Aegean art style flourished   Read more…


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