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Galatians 3:28—Neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor Free, Male and Female

Galatians 3:28—Neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor Free, Male and Female

Taking Out the Trash in Ancient Jerusalem

01/09 | Excavations on Jerusalem’s Southeastern Hill—just outside the “City of David”— have exposed a landfill from the Early Roman period. This garbage provides insight into residents’ daily lives and habits during   Read more…

Virtually Explore Jesus’ Tomb at the National Geographic Museum

01/08 | 3-D technology brings Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to life in the National Geographic Museum exhibit Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience.   Read more…

Where Is Sodom?

01/04 | The stories of Sodom and its destruction, whether historical or not, were clearly understood to have occurred near the Dead Sea, among the so-called “cities of the plain” mentioned in   Read more…

First Person: A New Chapter

01/03 | Robert R. Cargill’s first First Person column as the new Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.   Read more…

In Memoriam: Lawrence Stager (1943–2017)

01/02 | Distinguished Harvard University professor and Ashkelon excavation director Lawrence Stager died on December 29, 2017, at the age of 74.   Read more…

Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon

01/02 | The first and only Philistine cemetery ever discovered was found outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon.   Read more…

Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

01/01 | In 2015, UNESCO added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—called the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. Another tradition places the baptismal site on the west bank   Read more…

Top 10 Bible History Daily Posts in 2017

12/27 | Check out the top 10 Bible History Daily blog posts published in 2017 that received the most web traffic.   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

12/26 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…


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