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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…

Haredi Jews Hold Conference on “Torah Archaeology”

09/13 | Leading Haredi Jews from Israel and abroad recently held a conference to discuss the light archaeology can shed on Jewish religious texts. Known for their conservative religious outlook, Haredi Jewish   Read more…

Mel Gibson to Make Film about Maccabean Revolt

09/12 | Warner Bros. studios and Oscar-winning actor and director Mel Gibson are teaming up to make an epic film about the Maccabean Revolt. According to reports, the film, which will be   Read more…

Evidence for Earliest Obsidian Trade Found in Aegean

09/08 | Researchers studying obsidian tools and weapons discovered at the site of Franchthi cave on the Greek mainland believe they have found evidence that obsidian may have been mined and traded across   Read more…

Reflecting on the Power of the Codex

09/06 | Sometime in the first few centuries C.E., the first bound books—termed codices—revolutionized the way people read the words of prophets, kings, scribes and thinkers.* Unlike lengthy, cumbersome ancient scrolls, which   Read more…

“Red List” Intended to Curb Antiquities Smuggling

09/05 | International museum and heritage officials are creating a “red list” of protected artifacts to help curb antiquities smuggling out of Egypt. According to some officials, Egyptian antiquities are being looted   Read more…

Ancient Tunnels Provide Glimpse of Jewish Revolts

09/02 | Scattered across Israel are hidden entrances to elaborate cave systems, many of which were used as places of refuge during the first and second Jewish revolts against Rome in the   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? An Essential Guide to the Evidence Jesus Existed

09/01 | In The Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide, New Testament and Dead Sea Scroll scholar James H. Charlesworth summarizes the historical evidence of Jesus and answers that all-important question: Did Jesus   Read more…

Graffiti: The Ancient World’s Social Media

09/01 | Thousands of ancient graffiti can be found carved into the walls of burial caves, tombs and quarries throughout the land of Israel. Typically, they include the name of the carver,   Read more…


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