Press Room

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 →

Egyptologist and Islamic Scholar leads tour to Egypt and lectures at newly opened, rarely visited sites

May 09, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2019) Travel off-the-beaten-path with a scholar at your side Dr. Chahinda Karim of the American University in Cairo will lead a […]  read more →

Saving Aramaic, the Language Jesus Spoke

October 15, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2018)—There are only a few people in the world who could claim that they could understand Jesus in his mother tongue […]  read more →

Masada Dig Reveals a Pleasure-Garden at King Herod’s Palace

August 21, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 21, 2018)—In 73 C.E., at the conclusion of the First Jewish Revolt, the Roman army led a siege on the clifftop site […]  read more →

New Excavations at Tel Shimron

August 15, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2018)—Excavations have launched at the largest archaeological mound in Israel’s Jezreel Valley: Tel Shimron. In the summer of 2017, archaeologists opened […]  read more →

The Egyptian Vizier ‘Abdiel

June 01, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 01, 2018)—The Egyptian vizier ‘Abdiel lived in the 14th century B.C.E. and likely served two pharaohs, Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (better […]  read more →