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Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

Babylonian Trigonometry Table: The World’s Oldest?

09/20 | According to a new interpretation of a 3,800-year-old clay tablet, the ancient Babylonians may have developed the first inklings of trigonometry more than a thousand years before Pythagoras, the namesake   Read more…

How Ancient Jews Dated Years

09/19 | During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and,   Read more…

Where Did the Temple Menorah Go?

09/18 | There is little doubt that the Temple Menorah was taken to Rome after the destruction of Jerusalem. However, Rome was sacked, and the Temple Menorah was looted. After disaster befell   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology Society 2017 Publication Awards Winners

09/17 | The biennial BAS Publication Awards have been presented since 1985. See the 2017 winners!   Read more…

The Phoenician Alphabet in Archaeology

09/12 | The Phoenician script was borrowed by the Israelites, Greeks and Romans. Learn what sorts of texts the Phoenicians wrote as revealed by a recent archaeological excavation.   Read more…

New Testament Political Figures: The Evidence

09/07 | Archaeology has confirmed 53 people from the Hebrew Bible. What about the New Testament? In BAR, Lawrence Mykytiuk examines the political figures in the New Testament who can be identified   Read more…

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

09/05 | Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E.   Read more…

Where Is Biblical Bethsaida?

08/30 | The ancient village of Bethsaida frequently mentioned in the Gospels is believed to be located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, but where precisely the abandoned city   Read more…

The Palace of the Kings of Israel—in the Bible and Archaeology

08/28 | King Omri of Israel selected Samaria as his capital and built an elaborate palace there in the ninth century B.C.E. What did this palace look like, and was it destroyed   Read more…


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