Recent Stories

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…

Where the Heroes of the Maccabean Revolt Lie

09/25 | Have archaeologists located the elusive Tomb of the Maccabees, described in ancient sources as a towering stone monument with pyramids?   Read more…

Tischendorf on Trial for Removing Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament

09/23 | Constantine Tischendorf’s chance finding of Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament manuscript, at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai—and his later removal of the manuscript—made him both famous and infamous.   Read more…

The Cave of Elijah the Prophet under Threat?

09/23 | The Cave of Elijah the Prophet in Israel faces the threat that its inscriptions may be defaced or destroyed by modern visitors who crowd into it daily.   Read more…

Jonah and the Whale

09/20 | The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day of Atonement. Why, of all   Read more…

The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten Discovers the True Adam and Eve Story

09/15 | Receive a FREE copy of the issue of BAR in which Ziony Zevit’s article “Was Eve Made from Adam’s Rib—or His Baculum?” appears.   Read more…

The Adam and Eve Story: Eve Came From Where?

09/15 | The Book of Genesis tells us that God created woman from one of Adam’s ribs. But Biblical scholar Ziony Zevit says that the traditional translation of the Biblical text is   Read more…


Enter Your Log In Credentials

Change Password

×