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Biblical Israel with Donkeys and…Wi-Fi?

08/22 | In a bizarre twist of the old and new, the Israeli reenactment park Kfar Kedem, which offers tourists a glimpse of life in an ancient Jewish village in Galilee, has   Read more…

Tracing Drought in Ancient Egypt through Pollen Analysis

08/20 | Researchers investigating pollen and charcoal in the Nile Delta revealed a connection between the buried assemblages and a drought in ancient Egypt that precipitated the collapse of the Old Kingdom.   Read more…

A Jewel from the Crown

08/17 | It was celebrated as the “Crown of Aleppo.” The Aleppo Codex, a thousand- year-old copy of the Hebrew Bible, was created in about 930 C.E. and edited by Aharon Ben   Read more…

Another View: Christopher Rollston’s Methodology of Caution

08/17 | Yosef Garfinkel responds to Christopher Rollston’s “What’s the Oldest Hebrew Inscription?”   Read more…

Paul: Jewish Law and Early Christianity: A Free BAS eBook

08/15 | In a new free eBook, Biblical scholars examine the controversial role of Jewish law and tradition in early Christianity through an examination of the Apostle Paul’s Judaism and faith in   Read more…

Excavating Early Scottish Christianity

08/14 | Excavations on the Scottish island Eigg have uncovered a seventh century C.E. structure thought to be the monastery founded by St. Donnan, one of the first missionaries in Scotland. Also   Read more…

Archaeologists Uncover Industrial Olive Press

08/13 | Excavations at the Tel Aviv suburb Hod Hasharon uncovered a major olive oil production center from the 6th-8th centuries C.E. Dating to the late Byzantine or early Muslim period, the   Read more…

Archaeologists Identify the World’s Earliest “Matches” in Ancient Israel

08/09 | The ability to cultivate fire stands out as a distinct step in the development of humanity. The ancient Greeks believed that the trickster titan Prometheus stole flames for humanity to   Read more…

Antakya Hotel to Preserve the Wonders of Ancient Antioch

08/08 | Hotel construction in Antakya, in southeastern Turkey, evolved from a normal construction project into a merged hotel-museum project when archaeologists exposed a 9,000 square foot mosaic, one of the largest   Read more…

Scholars Seek Amateur Assistance

08/08 | This isn’t the way things are done. Usually great manuscript finds are studied and published by experts before they are put online, often as part of a grand digitization project   Read more…


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