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Yeshiva University Project Shines a Colorful Digital Light on the Arch of Titus (Updated June 22, 2012)

06/22 | The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project, conducted by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies, recently scanned the iconic arch for traces of color on the first century C.E.   Read more…

Searching for the Better Text

06/21 | Isaiah’s vision of universal peace is one of the best-known passages in the Hebrew Bible. Does this beloved image of the Peaceable Kingdom contain a mistranslation?   Read more…

The Dawn of Egyptian Art Exhibit

06/20 | A new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights the grace and diversity of Egyptian art from the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods that set the tone for   Read more…

A Minimalist Disputes His Demise

06/19 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Philip Davies’ response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being a “careless and   Read more…

Letter from the BAR Managing Editor

06/16 | Summer is finally here, so dive right into the July/August 2012 issue of BAR! Managing editor Dorothy D. Resig presents the latest issue.   Read more…

“Relics” Associated with John the Baptist Dated to the First Century C.E.

06/15 | In 2010, archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantiv discovered a bone box while excavating the Sveti Ivan (St. John) church on an island in Bulgaria. New research indicates that the bones do, in   Read more…

Joe Zias Under Oath

06/14 | Former IAA employee Zoe Zias told several archaeologists and BAR editor Hershal Shanks in 2003 that he had previously seen the James Ossuary in a Jerusalem antiquities shop without the   Read more…

Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel

06/14 | Did ancient Israelites write? Is there evidence apart from the Hebrew Bible? If so, what did they write? And who could write? Inscriptions on stone, notes and scribbles on pots   Read more…

A Minimalist Disputes His Demise: A Response to Philip Davies

06/13 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Philip Davies’ response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being a “careless and   Read more…

“Brother of Jesus” Proved Ancient and Authentic

06/13 | WASHINGTON D.C. (June 13, 2012)—A new analysis and new evidence proves that the controversial “Brother of Jesus” inscription on an ancient bone box, or ossuary, is authentic, according to the   Read more…


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