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Male Figurines from Ancient Judah Might Depict the God of the Bible

July 31, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2020)—In his article “The Face of Yahweh?” published in the Fall 2020 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Yosef Garfinkel of the […]  read more →

Personal Names Illuminate Biblical Historicity

June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—In the Summer 2020 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Mitka R. Golub of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem addresses whether personal […]  read more →

A Day in the Life of a First-Century Woman—in the Roman Empire and the Christian Church

June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—During the first century C.E., life for women was fraught with difficulty and danger. Yet their resilience shines through biblical texts, […]  read more →

Biblical Archaeology Review Magazine’s Current Digital Issue Now Available Free, Online

April 08, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC: April 8, 2020—The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), has opened its Spring 2020 issue free to online readers worldwide. […]  read more →

Literacy in Ancient Israel and Judah

April 06, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2020)—Also known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible was composed over a long span of time. Numerous opinions exist as […]  read more →

Where is Biblical Bethsaida?

March 23, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2020)—Bethsaida appears seven times in the Bible. Jesus performed miracles there (e.g., Matthew 11:21; Mark 8:22), and it was the hometown […]  read more →

Dating the Copper Scroll

August 05, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2019)—In 1952, archaeologists found the Copper Scroll in a cave at the site of Qumran near the Dead Sea. Made of […]  read more →

Investigating the Wise Woman of Abel Beth Maacah

July 09, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2019)—In 2 Samuel 20:14–22, the Wise Woman of Abel Beth Maacah stands up to Joab, the commander of King David’s army, […]  read more →

Interactive Inscriptions at Ancient Temples

July 09, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2019)—Temples have been found throughout the ancient Near East. Although it is not possible to identify every ritual activity that took […]  read more →

Infant Jar Burials in Ancient Canaan

July 09, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2019)—In ancient Canaan, many placed their dead babies in storage jars. They were then buried under the walls and floors of […]  read more →