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Scandalous Women in the Bible

04/28 | Mary Magdalene, Jezebel, Rahab, Lilith. Today, each are popularly considered scandalous women in the Bible. Are these so-condemned salacious women misrepresented?   Read more…

Rigged Wrestling: The Ancient Fix Is In

04/25 | A recently translated document reveals that some ancient athletes—like some of their modern counterparts—sacrificed their integrity for the sake of a good show, or swindled audiences for the sake of   Read more…

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

04/25 | What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that   Read more…

The Athenian Acropolis

04/25 | Harrison Eiteljorg’s article “Antiquity’s High Holy Place: The Athenian Acropolis” was originally published in the November/December 2004 issue of Archaeology Odyssey. BAS Library Members can read every article ever published   Read more…

Ancient Chisel Unearthed at the Western Wall

04/24 | IAA archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old chisel that may have been used to build the Western Wall on the Temple Mount.   Read more…

The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Papyrus Revisited

04/23 | Harvard Divinity School declares the text ancient, but the debate on the papyrus including the words “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’” rages on.   Read more…

Delikkemer: Hydrating Democracy at Patara

04/18 | Explore the water system that supplied the world’s oldest federalist democracy.   Read more…

The Last Days of Jesus: A Final “Messianic” Meal

04/18 | On Wednesday Jesus began to make plans for Passover. He sent two of his disciples into the city to prepare a large second-­story guest room where he could gather secretly   Read more…

$2,500 Travel Prizes for Papers to Be Presented at ASOR/SBL

04/16 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is offering two prizes of $2,500 each for travel expenses to present an academic paper at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental   Read more…

Elite Canaanite Burial Discovered in the Jezreel Valley

04/11 | IAA archaeologists have discovered a 3,300-year-old anthropoid coffin with Egyptianizing features belonging to a wealthy Canaanite near Tel Shadud in the Jezreel Valley.   Read more…


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