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Jerusalem of Gold

10/23 | Gold is mentioned 285 times in the Hebrew Bible—more than any other metal—and the use of its imagery by the Biblical writers is as rich and varied as the precious   Read more…

A New Light for the World’s Oldest Unknown Script

10/23 | Despite the existence of a corpus of some 1,600 texts, scholars have had a difficult time deciphering Early Bronze Age proto-Elamite documents. These texts, written in southwestern Iran between 3,200   Read more…

Alexander the Great’s Illuminated Birthday

10/19 | A new study in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology provides an astronomical insight into Alexandria’s urban design.   Read more…

The End of an Era

10/18 | We knew it would happen, but it’s still a shock. Frank Cross is dead. I will leave it to scholars to write of his scholarly accomplishments. I will write only   Read more…

The Autographed Rock Art of Southern Jordan

10/17 | In her recent Archaeological Views column, Davida Eisenberg-Degen highlighted some of the reasons rock art has traditionally been neglected as a source of information about the past. Not only does   Read more…

Is the Harvard Theological Review a Coward or Did Dr. Karen King Do Something Wrong?

10/16 | The prestigious Harvard Theological Review (HTR) has withdrawn Karen King’s article from its publication schedule—at least temporarily. It was supposed to go into the January 2013 issue. Not anymore! What   Read more…

Group Seeks Recognition of Aramaic Language and Maronite Heritage

10/12 | Aram, an Israeli Maronite Christian group, seeks formal recognition for their cultural and ethnic heritage. Israel’s Interior Ministry currently considers the group Arab.   Read more…

The Young Meet the Old

10/11 | Israeli Youths Dig into Bronze Age Tel Esur   Read more…

The November/December 2012 Biblical Archaeology Review

10/11 | With the holiday season (and all of the associated feasting) upon us, we took a cue from the candy, cookies and turkeys and stuffed the November/December 2012 issue of BAR   Read more…

Video Interview with Tell es-Safi/Gath’s Aren Maeir

10/10 | Bar-Ilan University professor Aren Maeir was recently interviewed for the Jerusalem the Movie project about his excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath. Professor Maeir gives an interesting overview of the site along   Read more…


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