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Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

09/27 | This week, the Israel Museum, in collaboration with Google, launched a new Web site that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead   Read more…

Original Maimonides Manuscript Goes Digital

09/26 | The Bodleian Library at Oxford University has digitized an 800-year-old copy of the Mishneh Torah, an authoritative guide to Jewish law written by the medieval Jewish scholar Maimonides in the   Read more…

Are Famous Female Archaeologists Equal in Biblical Archaeology?

09/23 | A new study found that famous female archaeologists like Jodi Magness are becoming increasingly rare in Biblical archaeology.   Read more…

Ancient Artifacts for Sale in Israel: What’s Legal?

09/23 | Tourists, collectors and even scholars have long purchased ancient artifacts for sale legally in Israel. Some of these ancient antiquities for sale, such as the James Ossuary and the ivory   Read more…

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…


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