Tag: Tel Dan Inscription

The Tel Dan inscription, or "House of David" inscription, was discovered in 1993 at the site of Tel Dan in northern Israel in an excavation directed by Israeli archaeologist Avraham Biran. The broken and fragmentary inscription commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over his two southern neighbors: the “king of Israel” and the “king of the House of David.” What made the Tel Dan inscription one of the most exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries for scholars and the broader public was its unprecedented reference to the “House of David.” The stela’s fragmented inscription, first read and translated by the renowned epigrapher Joseph Naveh, proved that King David from the Bible was a genuine historical figure and not simply the fantastic literary creation of later Biblical writers and editors.

Is the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife a Fake?

04/27 | When Harvard’s Karen King announced at a 2012 scholarly conference in Rome that a fragment of an authentic fourth-century gospel had come into her hands in which Jesus, speaking in   Read more…

Posted in Inscriptions, New Testament, News.

Shroud of Turin Exhibit Opens in Turin, Italy

04/23 | The Shroud of Turin—purported to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth—is back on public display in Turin, Italy.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, News.

First Person: BAR’s 40th Birthday

03/16 | For BAR’s 40th birthday, Hershel Shanks reminisces in his First Person column about the first issue of BAR.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics.


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