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Sep 2

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

By: Megan Sauter

In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that he married and had descendants, but the Bible is strangely mute about his death.

Aug 13

Left-Handed People in the Bible

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Were the warriors from the tribe of Benjamin left-handed by nature or nurture?

Qeiyafa Figurine

Jul 31

Is This the Face of God?

By: Megan Sauter

What does God look like? In the Bible, the Israelites are charged to not create any idol—whether of a deity or living thing. This prohibition, […]


Jul 22

The Aleppo Codex Online

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Throughout its long history, the Aleppo Codex has been carefully and jealously guarded. Today, however, the Aleppo Codex online project has placed the Aleppo Codex among the ranks of other ancient Biblical manuscripts that have been made available to all via the web.


Jul 17

Who Are the Nephilim?

By: Ellen White

Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?

Egyptian Limestone Relief

Jul 13

“You Have Seen the Detestable Things”

By: Marek Dospěl

The Hebrew word gilulim (or galal, in the singular) appears some 50 times in the Old Testament and is typically translated as “fetishes” or “idols.” […]

Divine Love Painting

Jul 9

The Nephilim and the Sons of God

By: John Drummond

Sandwiched between the genealogies of Adam’s descendants and the tale of Noah’s flood are a few enigmatic verses that leave many of us scratching our […]

Jul 5

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Yigal Levin examines the historical veracity of both the Egyptian Pharaoh’s account and the Bible’s account of Sheshonq's invasion.


Jul 4

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

After losing his health, wealth and children in inexplicable tragedies, the righteous and devout man Job questions God as to what he must have done to deserve such a heavy punishment. When he can think of nothing else, Job challenges God by suing God to provide evidence of his wrongdoing.


Jun 27

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

By: Ellen White

The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot were worship sites that usually contained an altar.