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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…

A Tomb in Jerusalem Reveals the History of Crucifixion and Roman Crucifixion Methods

07/22 | In the history of crucifixion, the death of Jesus of Nazareth stands out as the best-known example by far. Crucifixion in antiquity was actually a fairly common punishment, but there   Read more…

The Dead Sea is Dying

07/21 | The Dead Sea, which is in contention to be named one of the Seven Wonders of Nature as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is dying at the rate   Read more…

Biblical and Historical Turkey: Sites to See

07/20 | Explore the archaeology and history of Turkey! Sites to see include Ephesus, one of the most famous Biblical places to go in Turkey. Prepare for your upcoming visit to Turkey   Read more…

The Masoretic Text and the Dead Sea Scrolls

07/20 | Do insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls add to the Masoretic text, and if so, should the original Hebrew Bible text be modified based this information? Scholars from both sides   Read more…


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