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Critical Biblical Scholarship—A Response

10/10 | In the recent Biblical Views column “Critical Biblical Scholarship—What’s the Use?” Ronald Hendel claims, “There’s no good reason to be hostile toward good scholarship.”   Read more…

Roman Ships Discovered off Turkish Coast

10/09 | Two Roman ships were recently discovered by Italian archaeologists working near the Cilician Roman city Elaiussa Sebaste in southeastern Turkey. Elaiussa Sebaste’s location on a narrow isthmus made it ideal   Read more…

King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look

10/09 | The Hebrew Bible makes it clear that King David and his successors were buried somewhere on the narrow ridge of the City of David near the Gihon Spring where the   Read more…

What is it?

10/09 | Thank you all for participating in the What is it? artifact discussion. This page has been updated with the answer and some information on this baking tray. Check out the   Read more…

Columbus Day Sale

10/08 | Celebrate discovery this Columbus Day. For a limited time only, save 50% on over 20 of BAS’s most popular DVD sets. Click here to learn more and save today!   Read more…

Exploring Arabia’s Pre-Islamic Heritage

10/08 | As an increasing number of Saudis have starting to visit archaeological sites, the government plans to relax entry restrictions on sites including Mada’in Saleh, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Read more…

Coin Discovery at ed-Dur Suggests a Female Ruler

10/04 | Surveys at ed-Dur, a prominent multi-period site in the United Arab Emirates, exposed numerous coins. While some may have come from as far as Rome, coins minted locally include the   Read more…

Saving the Jordan River

10/03 | The Jordan River is the setting of some of the Bible’s most iconic scenes. A visit to the river, however, reveals a different landscape from the Biblical depictions.   Read more…

Two Brand New BAS Lecture Series

10/01 | Biblical Bad Boys and Digging into the Gospels   Read more…

Smut for Mut: Ancient Egyptian “Cult Fiction”

09/28 | Researchers recently translated a papyrus featuring a fictionalized hedonistic tale of ancient Egyptian ritual. The 1,900 year-old Demotic text tells stories of drinking, singing, feasting and ritual sex for the   Read more…


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