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The Olympic Games: How They All Began

07/27 | It’s back—that special two week festival, held every fourth summer, when elite athletes from all over the world gather to pummel one another in the spirit of brotherhood: the Olympic   Read more…

Rediscovering Jerusalem in the 1820s

07/26 | 190 years ago, a German tourist named Westphal visited Jerusalem and sketched a map of the city. German and Israeli researchers examining the cartography of 19th-century Palestine recently rediscovered the   Read more…

Like the Birds and the Bees … and the Bunnies

07/25 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at reproduction in nature, modern culture and the Bible   Read more…

Scorched Wheat May Provide Answers on the Destruction of Canaanite Tel Hazor

07/24 | The recent discovery of scorched wheat at Canaanite Tel Hazor may shed new light on the destruction of one of Israel’s most prominent sites. The discovery of large jugs containing   Read more…

$5,000 in Prizes for ASOR/SBL Papers

07/17 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is offering prizes totaling $5,000 for the best academic papers presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and the   Read more…

Milestones: London Ph.D. Candidate Wins Dever Prize

07/17 | “Mud-Bricks, Construction and the Process of Urbanization in the Middle Bronze Age Levant” is the title of the paper that won this year’s Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. Written by   Read more…

Fatimid Treasure Discovered at Crusader-Era Apollonia-Arsuf

07/16 | Archaeologists seek out the treasures of the past, but rarely do they come across literal pots of gold. Tel Aviv University and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority excavations at   Read more…

Pella: A Window on Survival

07/16 | Eusebius recounts that the Jewish followers of Jesus heeded his warning and fled to Pella for safety before Jerusalem’s destruction.   Read more…

Can Abecedaries Be Used to Date the Book of Psalms?

07/13 | Mitchell First compares ancient abecedaries to the Book of Psalms for a new perspective on letter order in the ancient Hebrew alphabet.   Read more…

Summer Study Course Sale

07/13 | Summer Study Course Sale   Read more…


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