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How Ancient Jews Dated Years

11/16 | During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and,   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

11/15 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

Borrowing from the Neighbors

11/14 | Living in the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were able to draw from a set of rich artistic paradigms when they set out to depict their stories and beliefs in decorative   Read more…

You Are What You Eat: The Israelite Diet and Archaeology

11/14 | Pigs weren’t part of the Israelite diet. Therefore if you are excavating and find lots of pig bones at your site, it can’t be Israelite—or can it? A new survey   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

11/14 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lectures “Egypt and Canaan—A Political and Cultural Encounter” by Daphna Ben-Tor (November 20) and   Read more…

50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

11/12 | How many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have been confirmed archaeologically? Lawrence Mykytiuk reveals the surprising number—from Israelite kings to Mesopotamian monarchs—and some lesser figures as well.   Read more…

Who Is Satan?

11/10 | Does our modern conception of Satan have any resemblance to the devil in the Bible? Just who is Satan?   Read more…

Ashkelon Through the Ages

11/08 | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem exhibit “Ashkelon: A Retrospective. 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition” is on display at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem through August 5, 2017.   Read more…

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible

11/08 | Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have attracted as much attention as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of   Read more…

First Person: Why Consult Scholarship to Judge “Jesus’ Wife” Fragment?

11/04 | BAR editor Hershel Shanks discusses a recent article in the Atlantic unmasking a fake ancient inscription in which Jesus refers to “my wife.”   Read more…


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