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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…

Stories from the Trenches

01/02 | From Israel to the Aegean, the editors and staff of Biblical Archaeology Review have had their fair share of dig experiences and travel adventures. Bible History Daily has compiled the   Read more…

Lovers’ Pipe Discovered in Jerusalem

01/02 | An Ottoman-era clay pipe inscribed in Arabic with the phrase “Love is the language for lovers” was discovered last week in ongoing archaeological excavations in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The pipe,   Read more…

The Biblical Archaeology Society 2011 Publication Awards Winners

01/01 | The 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2009 and 2010. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been   Read more…

What Archaeology in the Galilee Tells Us About Daily Life in Ancient Israel

12/30 | Uzi Leibner’s new book reports the results of an archaeological survey of the eastern Galilee. The survey provides important details about Israel in the Roman period, as well as the   Read more…

New Index Helps Unravel Talmud’s Mysteries

12/29 | The Talmud, a massive, composite work of rabbinical discourse on Jewish law and scripture dating back to the sixth century C.E., can be formidable and difficult to penetrate, often requiring   Read more…

What Do Archaeologists Do With the Bible?

12/27 | In the July/August 2011 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Hershel Shanks’s First Person dealt with Ronny Reich’s new book, Excavating the City of David. In Reich’s book he commented on   Read more…


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