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Give and Take with Gifts and Tackles

12/04 | The Book of Acts (20:35) preserves this saying from Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” In slightly revised form (“It is better …”), this phrase is   Read more…

Archaeologists Expose Israel’s Largest Hellenistic Harbor

12/03 | Excavations at Akko (Acre) have exposed archaeological evidence of the Israel’s largest Hellenistic harbor, according to an Israel Antiquities Authority Press release Tuesday, July 17, 2012.   Read more…

Famous Americans Who Made Holy Land Tours

11/30 | When the first American missionaries arrived for their Holy Land tours in 1819, it took three days to travel from their port of disembarkation in Jaffa to Jerusalem. When Mark   Read more…

Brewing Bronze Age Beer

11/29 | University of Manchester archaeologists working at Kissonerga-Skalia, located near Paphos (Cyprus), are having fun with experimental archaeology. During the investigation of a Bronze Age industrial area, Manchester archaeologist Dr. Lindy   Read more…

Bethsaida Excavations Reveal Path of the Apostles

11/28 | Archaeologists have uncovered a paved road from the Roman era occupation at Bethsaida, a New Testament site on the northeastern short of the Sea of Galilee. Discovered at a site   Read more…

Exhibit Watch: A City of Gold at a Cultural Crossroads

11/27 | Through January 20, 2013
City of Gold: The Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus at the Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ   Read more…

Where Were the Old Testament Kings of Ancient Jerusalem Buried?

11/26 | Jeffrey Zorn presents some of Raymond Weill’s early-20th-century plans from his Jerusalem excavations in “Is T1 David’s Tomb?” in the November/December 2012 BAR. Take a closer look at Weill’s detailed   Read more…

BAS Bible and Archaeology Fest in the Examiner

11/26 | The Examiner’s Dennis Hankinson stopped by our 15th Annual Bible & Archaeology Fest XV in Chicago last week and published a summary and discussion of the seminar. In the article,   Read more…

The Underside of Ancient Rome

11/23 | After extensive restoration, Rome plans to reopen the ancient tunnels below the Baths of Caracalla that connect to the largest Mithraic temple in the Roman Empire. The popular mystery religion   Read more…

Preserving Ephesus

11/18 | In its November meeting, the Selçuk Municipality Assembly approved a reconstruction and protection plan for Ephesus, aiding tourist access with new entrance gates and walking lanes, as well as preservation   Read more…


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