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King David’s Palace and the Millo

03/08 | In the study of Biblical archaeology, Biblical texts and archaeological finds must be examined critically and independently, but ultimately, they must be interpreted together. Such an approach can be applied   Read more…

The 10 Strangest Foods in the Bible

03/08 | Many Biblical stories are set within the context of a meal. While most of these are about regular meals, others refer to more bizarre, extreme or supernatural cases of eating   Read more…

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/08 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

First Person: Misogyny in the Bible

03/07 | According to scholar Christopher Rollston, there are many examples of the marginalization of women in the Bible.   Read more…

Biblical Bread: Baking Like the Ancient Israelites

03/07 | A team from the Tell Halif archaeological excavation made their own tannur, a traditional oven referenced in the Hebrew Bible, and baked bread in it.   Read more…

The Church of Laodicea in the Bible and Archaeology

03/06 | Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. Why does the author of the Book of Revelation call the church of Laodicea “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold?   Read more…

Watch on CNN: Finding Jesus

03/06 | CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery investigates artifacts that may shed new light on Jesus and his world.   Read more…

Water from a Walking Rock

03/05 | What does Paul mean in the Bible when he says that the Israelites drank “from the spiritual rock that followed them” during their wanderings in the wilderness?   Read more…

The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?

03/03 | Italian excavators working in Capernaum may have uncovered the remnants of the humble house of Peter that Jesus called home while in Capernaum.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

03/02 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…


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