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Giant of the Persian Period

07/09 | Hillel Geva memorializes Ephraim Stern, one of Israel’s foremost archaeologists, a pioneer in his field with numerous achievements to his credit and an international reputation as a scholar.   Read more…

DC-Area Lecture: A Conversation with Carol and Eric Meyers

07/09 | Join Carol and Eric Meyers, two preeminent archaeologists and Biblical scholars with over 50 years of experience and leadership in their profession, for a lively discussion at the Museum of   Read more…

Who Were the Phoenicians?

07/08 | With a commercial empire that lasted a millennium, the Phoenicians were major players in the ancient Mediterranean world. Spreading their culture and goods, they came into contact with many different   Read more…

The “Philistines” to the North

07/07 | The Philistines, who established the famous five cities in the southern coastal plain, were just one tribe of Sea Peoples who invaded Canaan in the 12th century B.C.E. The northern   Read more…

Jewish Worship, Pagan Symbols

07/06 | Ein Harod is a spring that rises in the valley of Jezreel at the foot of Mt. Gilboa. Gideon gathered his men there to sort out the good soldiers from   Read more…

The “High Place” at Tel Gezer

07/05 | Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed there was a “high place” dedicated to child sacrifice at the Canaanite site. William G. Dever disagrees.   Read more…

An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee

07/04 | Excavations conducted in an ancient Jewish village near Nazareth in Israel uncovered the remains of an oil lamp workshop.   Read more…

The Last Days of Hattusa

07/03 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…

In Memoriam: Ada Yardeni (1937–2018)

07/02 | World-renowned epigrapher Ada Yardeni died on June 29, 2018. A member of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yardeni had authored numerous publications.   Read more…

Giant of Iron Age Research

07/02 | Daniel M. Master writes a tribute to Lawrence E. Stager, one of the most significant Biblical archaeologist of the past 40 years.   Read more…


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