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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…

The Canonical Gospels

06/28 | The four canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John narrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Biblical Archaeology Society editors have hand-selected articles from the BAS Library that   Read more…

Does a Jordan Valley Site Reveal the Origin of Ancient Israel?

06/27 | Hidden in the Jordan Valley, Khirbet el-Mastarah may shed light on the origin of ancient Israel. The site contains numerous enclosures and structures, which appear to have been used by   Read more…

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

06/26 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

06/25 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…

A Biblical Altar on Mt. Ebal and Other Israelite Footprints in the Jordan Valley?

06/24 | Foot-shaped sites have been found throughout the Jordan Valley, including an extraordinary cultic site on Mt. Ebal. Is this the Israelite altar described in Joshua 8? Were these foot-shaped enclosures   Read more…


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