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Tenth-Century B.C. Stone Seal Discovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project

10/08 | An ancient stone seal dated to the 10th century B.C.—the time of David and Solomon—has been found in soil taken from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.   Read more…

Who Were the Essenes?

10/07 | In a recent study about the Essenes of Qumran, archaeologist Eyal Regev used the tools of social archaeology to answer the question “Who were the Essenes?”   Read more…

Where Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

10/05 | Where did Jesus turn water into wine? According to archaeologist Tom McCollough in “Searching for Cana: Where Jesus Turned Water into Wine” in the November/December 2015 issue of BAR, one   Read more…

Magnificent Menorah Mosaic Found in Galilee

10/05 | A unique menorah mosaic was recently uncovered on a synagogue floor at Horvat Kur in the Galilee.   Read more…

Ancient Amulets with Incipits

10/02 | Ancient amulets containing incipits of Biblical passages have been uncovered in Egypt and were used as protective charms to ward off evil. Learn about early Christian amulets with incipits in   Read more…

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

10/01 | A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.
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Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

10/01 | Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article “The Man Moses.”   Read more…

Survey on Field Safety (2015): Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin

09/29 | This Survey on Field Safety: Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean Basin (2015) is designed to understand the ways in which archaeological fieldwork does—or does not—provide a safe and secure   Read more…

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

09/29 | Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Was Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus? These are the questions that concern author Birger A. Pearson in his article “From Saint to Sinner.”   Read more…

First Person: Is “Bible” a Dirty Word?

09/28 | In Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, he wonders if the words “Bible” and “Biblical” are becoming taboo in modern politics—and in archaeology.   Read more…


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