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The Samaria Ivories—Phoenician or Israelite?

08/28 | From the moment they were discovered, the Samaria ivories created fanfare. Recently some scholars have challenged the long-accepted assumption about the ivories’ origins.   Read more…

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

08/27 | In BAR, Hershel Shanks examines a recent article published by archaeologist Amihai Mazar. Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul,   Read more…

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

08/26 | The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath. As the   Read more…

Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire

08/21 | In the Greco-Roman world, there is ample evidence that celestial objects, their movements and occasional surprise appearances not only inspired awe and wonder, but in some cases directly influenced mythology,   Read more…

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

08/17 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

Tel Maresha Caves Reveal Lost World of the Idumeans

08/17 | Tel Maresha, located in the Judean foothills southwest of Jerusalem, exists on two levels—one a typical Hellenistic town; the other a subterranean metropolis of cave complexes.   Read more…

Ancient Combat Sports

08/16 | Three ancient Olympic combat events—wrestling, boxing and pancratium—reveal much about the aspirations and values of ancient Greece, about what was deemed honorable, fair and beautiful, both in the eyes of   Read more…

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

08/16 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Job Challenges God by Suing: God Responds

08/15 | After losing his health, wealth and children in inexplicable tragedies, the righteous and devout man Job questions God as to what he must have done to deserve such a heavy   Read more…

August 2017: An Eclipse of Biblical Proportions

08/11 | An eclipse of Biblical proportions was visible across the United States on August 21, 2017.   Read more…


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