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BAR Test Kitchen: Roman Custard

10/11 | Learn how to make a sweet custard from ancient Rome with the BAR Test Kitchen.   Read more…

Everyday Eves

10/10 | Carol L. Meyers examines what life was like for women in Biblical times. Archaeological evidence, ethnographic studies and Biblical texts illuminate women’s roles in both the household and community and   Read more…

Early Bronze Age: Megiddo’s Great Temple and the Birth of Urban Culture in the Levant

10/09 | Megiddo’s Great Temple is a structure that, according to its excavators, “has proven to be the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks   Read more…

Ancient Board Games in Biblical Gath

10/09 | Fragmentary finds of gaming boards, playing pieces, and knucklebones attest to the popularity of ancient board games in biblical Gath.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

10/07 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Infertility?

10/05 | Joel S. Baden and Candida R. Moss analyze the Biblical portrayal of infertility in the Biblical Views column “Reevaluating Biblical Infertility.”   Read more…

Jews in Roman Turkey

10/02 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

10/01 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

Second Temple Period Discoveries at Biblical Hebron

09/28 | Biblical Hebron, mentioned nearly 100 times in the Hebrew Bible, was a significant ancient city. Recent excavations have uncovered the town from the Second Temple period. Who lived here? Jewish,   Read more…

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

09/25 | See a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.   Read more…


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