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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…

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

12/31 | 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…

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

12/28 | What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that   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…

What Did Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem Look Like?

12/24 | Fifty years ago, leading Israeli scholar Michael Avi-Yonah constructed a now-iconic model of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem. How accurate is it?   Read more…

Excavating Ancient Pella, Jordan

12/23 | According to fourth-century church historian Eusebius, on the eve of Jerusalem’s destruction by the Romans in 70 A.D., Jesus’ followers miraculously escaped the city and fled to Pella of the   Read more…

Lebanese Cedar—The Prized Tree of Ancient Woodworking

12/22 | From Solomon’s Temple to the Jesus Boat, the Biblical world was built of cedar.   Read more…

The Adam and Eve Story: Eve Came From Where?

12/21 | The Book of Genesis tells us that God created woman from one of Adam’s ribs. But Biblical scholar Ziony Zevit says that the traditional translation of the Biblical text is   Read more…

What Was Life Like for Roman Slaves?

12/19 | In the southwest of Asia Minor, at the site of Aphrodisias, Turkey, archaeology has provided insight into the lives of Roman slaves, including a man named Zoilos who earned his   Read more…


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