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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre’s History

March 30, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2021)—Take a pilgrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site in Christendom, in the Spring 2021 issue of […]  read more →

BAS Names New Editor for BAR Magazine

February 19, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2021)—The Biblical Archaeology Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, a Near Eastern archaeologist and longtime associate and contributing […]  read more →

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 →