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A Minimalist Disputes His Demise

06/19 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Philip Davies’ response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being a “careless and   Read more…

Letter from the BAR Managing Editor

06/16 | Summer is finally here, so dive right into the July/August 2012 issue of BAR! Managing editor Dorothy D. Resig presents the latest issue.   Read more…

“Relics” Associated with John the Baptist Dated to the First Century C.E.

06/15 | In 2010, archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantiv discovered a bone box while excavating the Sveti Ivan (St. John) church on an island in Bulgaria. New research indicates that the bones do, in   Read more…

Joe Zias Under Oath

06/14 | Former IAA employee Zoe Zias told several archaeologists and BAR editor Hershal Shanks in 2003 that he had previously seen the James Ossuary in a Jerusalem antiquities shop without the   Read more…

Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel

06/14 | Did ancient Israelites write? Is there evidence apart from the Hebrew Bible? If so, what did they write? And who could write? Inscriptions on stone, notes and scribbles on pots   Read more…

A Minimalist Disputes His Demise: A Response to Philip Davies

06/13 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Philip Davies’ response on the Bible and Interpretation Web site. In it, he accuses Yosef Garfinkel of “misrepresent[ing]” what minimalism is, of being a “careless and   Read more…

“Brother of Jesus” Proved Ancient and Authentic

06/13 | WASHINGTON D.C. (June 13, 2012)—A new analysis and new evidence proves that the controversial “Brother of Jesus” inscription on an ancient bone box, or ossuary, is authentic, according to the   Read more…

Ancient Sewer Systems Excavated at Persepolis

06/11 | Iranian archaeologists recently exposed over 60 feet of ancient sewer systems at Persepolis, the capital of ancient Persia under the Achaemenid dynasty. The archaeological investigation of the ancient sewer systems   Read more…

The Value of Relics and Biblical Artifacts Found in Israel

06/08 | To many professional archaeologists, “relic” is a dirty word. Biblical artifacts found to have a direct connection to a specific person or story in the Bible are sometimes denigrated as   Read more…

Explore Ancient Glassmaking at the Getty Villa

06/08 | Although not technically an exhibit catalog, Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity was directly inspired by the recently reinstalled Molten Color exhibit on display at the Getty Villa museum in Malibu,   Read more…


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