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You Are What You Eat: The Israelite Diet and Archaeology

11/25 | Pigs weren’t part of the Israelite diet. Therefore if you are excavating and find lots of pig bones at your site, it can’t be Israelite—or can it? A new survey   Read more…

Making Sense of Kosher Laws

11/24 | The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.   Read more…

A Biblical Spice Rack

11/21 | The brevity of life is compared to the delicate bloom of the caper in one of the Bible’s many references to fragrant and edible plants. Enjoy a glimpse of some   Read more…

Adam and Eve

11/16 | In a BAS Library special collection of articles, learn about a controversial interpretation of the creation of woman, and explore other themes related to Adam and Eve in the Bible.   Read more…

Women in the Bible

11/15 | Although the Bible is largely a product of the male-dominated societies of ancient Israel and the first-century C.E. Roman world, some of its most fascinating, evocative and inspiring characters are   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Nimrod

11/14 | Nestled in the northern Golan between Tel Dan to the west and the Hermon Ski Resort to the east, there’s a site that is too often passed by: Nimrod Fortress.   Read more…

Saqqara Tombs Reveal More Animal Mummies

11/13 | Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities recently announced that rare mummified scarab beetles as well as dozens of mummified cats were uncovered in Saqqara.   Read more…

Did Camels Exist in Biblical Times?

11/12 | Mark W. Chavalas explores the history of camel domestication in BAR.   Read more…

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

11/11 | Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.   Read more…

The Patriarch Abraham and Family

11/10 | In a special collection of Bible Review articles, Biblical scholars provide different avenues to understanding the Genesis account of the patriarch Abraham.   Read more…


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