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Remarkable Wall Paintings Discovered at Catalhoyuk

09/22 | Archaeologists excavating the important Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey’s Konya Plain have uncovered an elaborate 9,000-year-old wall painting depicting an enigmatic arrangement of brightly-colored geometric shapes.   Read more…

Another Egyptian Antiquities Chief Resigns

09/21 | In the face of growing and increasingly violent demonstrations by antiquities department employees, Mohammad Abdel Fatah, the recently-named secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), resigned from his   Read more…

Cave Found at Bottom of Gezer Water Tunnel

09/20 | Archaeologists excavating the ancient Canaanite water tunnel at Gezer have uncovered a large natural cave near the bottom of the 150-foot-long rock-hewn tunnel, a cave that may ultimately prove to   Read more…

The Bible In the News

09/19 | Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the modern fortunes of the phrase “The Lord is my shepherd” in his column The Bible In the News.   Read more…

Israeli Bus Station Becomes Archaeological Dig

09/19 | *Click here to read an updated post on the Beersheba excavations from April 2012*

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) are uncovering evidence of Byzantine Beersheba in a most unexpected   Read more…

Richard Elliott Friedman and the Bible

09/16 | Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman believes that the tools and methods developed in good Bible scholarship should now be applied in new ways to the Bible: relevance for understanding and   Read more…

Google to Create Virtual Tour of Jerusalem

09/16 | Google announced this week that it has begun collecting digital images for a Jerusalem version of its popular Street View feature in Google Maps and Google Earth. Over the course   Read more…

Ancient Anchor Found off Israel’s Coast

09/15 | Israeli lifeguards working the beaches near Tel Aviv this month rescued a well-preserved Byzantine-era anchor from the sea. Though lifeguard Avi Afia initially spotted the tip of the anchor five   Read more…

Medieval Arabs Bathed Like Romans at Yavneh-Yam

09/14 | Excavators at the site of Yavneh-Yam along the southern coast of Israel have discovered a Roman-style bathhouse dating to the ninth century C.E., indicating that the site’s medieval Arab inhabitants   Read more…

Reading Genesis

09/14 | Reading Genesis: Ten Methods edited by Ronald Hendel provides new approaches to Genesis Bible study and is a new tool that explains how to study the Bible effectively.   Read more…


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