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Brewmaster’s Tomb

01/06 | Recent archaeological investigations at Thebes—Egypt’s capital during its wealthiest period in the 18th dynasty (ca. 1550–1292 B.C.E.)—uncovered evidence of the ancient metropolis’ brewmaster.   Read more…

Top 10 Archaeological Finds in 2013

01/06 | The New Year is a time to reflect, and we’ve put together a list of the top ten Biblical archaeology finds from 2013.   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed, Episode 4: “The Real Jesus”

01/03 | Read what Bible Secrets Revealed consulting producer Dr. Robert Cargill reveals about the fourth installment of the History Channel series.   Read more…

King Solomon’s Two-Buck Chuck

01/03 | Gershon Galil recently proposed that Jerusalem’s oldest inscription is in Hebrew and it refers to a cheap type of wine.   Read more…

Scholar’s Study: The Great Tekhelet Debate

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren and Baruch and Judy Taubes Sterman debate the shade of God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites.   Read more…

Ancient Fabric Dyed Biblical Blue?

01/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced in a press release that 2,000-year-old indigo fabric found near the Dead Sea was dyed using a technique that may have also produced tekhelet,   Read more…

Zvi C. Koren’s Reply to the Stermans’ Response

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren responded to the Stermans’ article, and this post is part of the extended tekhelet debate on the BAS Scholar’s Study page.   Read more…

Video: Leaving Home: Jewish-Hellenistic Authors on the Exodus

01/02 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Bern scholar René Bloch online for free.   Read more…

How Ancient Jews Dated Years

12/31 | 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…

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

12/27 | What is the location of Tarshish, the Biblical source of the Phoenician silver trade? A recent Hacksilber Project study points to Spain and Sardinia as the Biblical world’s source   Read more…


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