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2,800-Year-Old Farmhouse Discovered in Israel

12/17 | The remains of a farmhouse dating to the eighth century B.C.E. have been uncovered during archaeological work in Rosh Ha-‘Ayin in Israel.   Read more…

The Virgin Mary and the Prophet Muhammad

12/16 | The Virgin Mary and the prophet Muhammad have a lot in common within their respective Christian and Islamic traditions, according to author Mary Joan Winn Leith.   Read more…

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle

12/15 | Is it possible that the earliest existing picture of a scene from the Bible also includes the philosophers Socrates and Aristotle as onlookers? In the building known as the House   Read more…

Digs 2015: Blast from the Past

12/14 | BAR’s January/February issue—known as the “Dig” issue—has been highlighting excavation experiences and opportunities for the past 40 years. Read “Digs 2015: Blast from the Past” from the January/February 2015 issue   Read more…

Where Are They Now?

12/14 | For the “Dig” 2015 issue, we checked in with individuals featured on the cover of past “Dig” issues as well as former BAS scholarship recipients.   Read more…

2014 Scholarship Recipients Go Digging

12/14 | Straight from the field to you, hear from some of the individuals who were awarded BAS scholarships in 2014.   Read more…

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

12/14 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Neolithic Water Well Excavated Off Levantine Coast

12/11 | Maritime archaeologists working off the coast of Haifa, Israel, have partially excavated a 7,500-year-old water well. The water well supplied freshwater to a Neolithic period settlement at the site of   Read more…

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/10 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

12/08 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…


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