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Studying the Ancient Israelites

11/02 | Robin Gallaher Branch reviews “Studying the Ancient Israelites” by Victor H. Matthews   Read more…

UN Cultural Body Grants Membership to Palestine

11/01 | This week, UNESCO, the top cultural body of the United Nations, granted full membership to the Palestinians, a move that gives the Palestinian Authority (PA) the right to nominate ancient   Read more…

Jewish Literature between the Bible and the Mishnah

11/01 | James VanderKam reviews Jewish Literature between the Bible and the Mishnah by George W.E. Nickelsburg.   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls Take Manhattan

10/31 | For the next six months, visitors to New York’s Times Square will be able to view a rare collection of 20 Dead Sea Scrolls, together with hundreds of other Biblical-era   Read more…

Miniature Byzantine Prayer Box Found Near City of David

10/27 | Archaeologists excavating near the Givati parking lot area in Jerusalem’s City of David have found a rare miniature prayer box of a Byzantine pilgrim to the Holy City. Measuring less   Read more…

Was This Roman Sculpture of Gaius Caligula Painted?

10/27 | The Hellenistic world that surrounded first-century C.E. Judea abounded in Roman sculpture.   Read more…

Israel’s National Library Displays Early Islamic Texts

10/26 | Starting this week, visitors to Israel’s National Library will be able to view rare Islamic manuscripts from the library’s collection, including two early Qurans from the ninth century C.E., just   Read more…

Hercules’ Labors Found in the Baths

10/26 | After a heavy winter rain at the site of Hippos/Sussita in northern Israel, archaeologists Arthur Segal and Michael Eisenberg discovered a sculpted head poking out of the mud in what   Read more…

New Location Proposed for Jerusalem’s King’s Garden

10/25 | A new study of ancient Jerusalem’s topography suggests that the Biblical “King’s Garden” (Nehemiah 3:15) is not to be found near the lower end of the City of David as   Read more…

Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Israel

10/25 | What are the origins of animal sacrifice? We know that many ancient cultures practiced ritual sacrifice, and ancient sacrifice in Israel was a part of religious worship at the Jerusalem   Read more…


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