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Does the Merneptah Stele Contain the First Mention of Israel?

01/17 | Does this fragmentary hieroglyphic inscription contain the first mention of Israel? According to a recently published article by Manfred Görg, Peter van der Veen and Christoffer Theis, the name-ring on   Read more…

Microarchaeology Helps Solve Ashkelon’s Puzzles

01/16 | Scientists with the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science in the Weizmann Institute in Israel are helping Ashkelon archaeologists Lawrence Stager and Daniel Master discover new secrets about their site’s archaeological   Read more…

UAE Sites Reveal First Signs of Camel Domestication

01/11 | Excavations conducted at the sites of Tell Abraq and Muweilah near Sharjah in the UAE have revealed some of the first clear signs of camel domestication ever discovered. According to   Read more…

Inn from the Good Samaritan Parable Becomes a Museum

01/11 | The Good Samaritan parable begins on the ancient road between Jerusalem and Jericho, where a man is robbed, brutally beaten and given up for dead before finally being helped by   Read more…

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

01/10 | Excavators with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a 1,500-year-old Jewish bread stamp from a small Byzantine settlement near the ancient port city of Akko. The sixth-century clay stamp, excavated   Read more…

Saving Dead Sea Could Harm Archaeological Sites

01/09 | According to a new report, a proposed project that would pump nearly 40 billion cubic feet of water per year from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea would likely   Read more…

The Bible in the News

01/05 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the various ways the prophet Ezekiel’s famous “Valley of Dry Bones” is used by today’s media.   Read more…

Scholar Disputes Reading of New Jerusalem “Seal” Inscription

01/05 | A Hebrew University scholar has put forward a new interpretation of a tiny, inscribed clay object recovered from the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem, only a week after the discovery   Read more…

Sifting Project Reveals First Temple Bulla

01/04 | Jerusalem archaeologist Gabriel Barkay announced this week that the Temple Mount Sifting Project has discovered a fragment of a seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla impressed with the ancient Hebrew inscription [g]b’n   Read more…

Medieval Jewish Manuscripts Reportedly Found in Afghanistan

01/03 | January 2013 update: 29 of the manuscripts were recently purchased by the Israel National Library. Read more in “Manuscripts Reveal Ancient Community of Afghan Jews.”
  

More than 150 medieval Jewish manuscripts   Read more…


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