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First Question Mark Identified in Syriac Manuscripts

07/27 | A Cambridge University scholar believes he has identified the earliest known use of a question mark. While studying fifth-and-sixth-century C.E. Biblical manuscripts written in Syriac, Chip Coakley, an ancient manuscript   Read more…

Horned Philistine Altar Discovered at Gath

07/26 | Archaeologists excavating at the Philistine site of Tell es-Safi/Gath in Israel’s southern coastal plain have discovered a rare horned altar dating to the ninth century B.C.E. The stone altar, which   Read more…

Golden Bell Possibly Worn by Temple Priest Found in Jerusalem

07/25 | A 2,000-year-old golden bell, perhaps worn by a Temple priest, was discovered last week by Israeli archaeologists excavating an ancient sewer line in Jerusalem’s Old City. The golden orb, which   Read more…

Biblical and Historical Jordan: Sites to See

07/23 | Delve into the history of a beautiful land with a rich connection to the Bible: Jordan. Sites to see include Petra, Bethany and Khirbat al-Mudayna where archaeologist discoveries illuminate Biblical   Read more…

The Grande Dame of Famous Archaeologists

07/23 | As attested in the biography by Miriam C. Davis, reviewed by Magen Broshi, British archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon was one of the most famous archaeologists to excavate in the Holy   Read more…

Jerusalem History through the Eyes of One of its Excavators

07/23 | Ronny Reich’s book on excavating the City of David, reviewed by Jane Cahill West, is an opportunity to experience Jerusalem history through the eyes of one of it’s most noted   Read more…

The Spiritual Journey, Scholarship and Bible Interpretations of Philip J. King

07/23 | Biblical scholar and priest Philip J. King’s has written the book he “always wanted to write” about his spiritual journey, scholarship and Bible interpretations. Reviewed by James Strange.   Read more…

Biblical City of Shekem Set to Open in the West Bank

07/22 | Working in tense political conditions and less-than-pleasant physical ones, archaeologists are excavation through layer of trash and debris in the Palestinian city of Nablus to uncover the ruins of the   Read more…

Comparing Ancient Biblical Manuscripts

07/22 | Until it was damaged and partially lost, the Aleppo Codex was considered to be the “crown” of ancient Biblical manuscripts, and was the version of the Hebrew Bible that was   Read more…

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

07/22 | Archaeologist, feminist, stateswoman and Iraq’s first director of antiquities, Gertrude Bell frequently traveled where no Western woman had gone before. Georgina Howell’s Gertrude Bell biography, reviewed here by Julia M.   Read more…


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