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Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada

04/04 | Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada. What can this tell us about the scribal community   Read more…

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

04/04 | Jill Katz explains how the field of urban anthropology can shed light on the ideological differences between Jerusalem and Samaria.   Read more…

Three Stones Make a Wall: An Interview with Author Eric H. Cline

04/04 | In this exclusive interview, archaeologist Eric H. Cline sits down with Bible History Daily to discuss his new book, Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (Princeton Univ.   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Online: IAA Expands Digital Library

04/03 | The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the updated Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a website that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the complete Dead   Read more…

Biblical Studies in the Digital Age

04/03 | In BAR, digital archaeologist Todd R. Hanneken provides an expert overview of innovative technologies his team uses to study an erased parchment manuscript of the Book of Jubilees, an extra-Biblical   Read more…

The Exodus: Fact or Fiction?

04/02 | Does archaeological evidence connect with Israel’s Exodus from Egypt—a central event in the Bible? Egyptian artifacts and sites show that the Biblical text does indeed recount accurate memories from the   Read more…

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

04/02 | In 2015, UNESCO added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—called the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. Another tradition places the baptismal site on the west bank   Read more…

Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

04/02 | Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article “The Man Moses.”   Read more…

Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

04/01 | The Book of Exodus describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level?   Read more…

The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark and Why It Makes All the Difference

04/01 | James Tabor presents a fresh look at the original text of the earliest Gospel.   Read more…


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