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Museum of the Bible: Part Museum, Part Holy Land Experience

11/15 | The Museum of the Bible is opening in Washington, DC. Take a look at some of the spectacular exhibition spaces and interactive rooms.   Read more…

Ancient Latrine: A Peek into King Hezekiah’s Reforms in the Bible?

11/13 | An ancient stone toilet recently unearthed at Lachish may provide archaeological evidence of King Hezekiah’s religious reforms throughout Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. The toilet had been placed in   Read more…

10 Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

11/12 | The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.   Read more…

Trove of Assyrian Clay Tablets Unearthed in Iraqi Kurdistan

11/10 | Archaeologists working at a Bronze Age site in Iraqi Kurdistan discovered a trove of Assyrian clay tablets. Many of the tablets had been stored in a ceramic vessel, perhaps for   Read more…

Naboth’s Vineyard Unearthed at Tel Jezreel?

11/06 | The Biblical story of Naboth and his vineyard have come to life in a recent excavation at Jezreel, where archaeologists excavated an Iron Age winery at the foot of Tel   Read more…

What Does the Parable of the Talents Mean?

11/02 | Richard L. Rohrbaugh examines the Parable of the Talents’ meaning in his Biblical Views column “Reading the Bible Through Ancient Eyes” in BAR.   Read more…

Ancient Roman Theater Exposed Under Jerusalem’s Western Wall

11/01 | An Israel Antiquities Authority excavation underneath Wilson’s Arch of Jerusalem’s Western Wall uncovered a Roman-era theater more than 1,700 years old.   Read more…

Lay That Ghost: Necromancy in Ancient Greece and Rome

10/31 | When seeking “hidden” knowledge, ancient Greeks and Romans visited sacred oracles and consulted necromancers, who communed with the dead. The necromancer’s art often involved strange journeys, sleep-and-dreaming rituals and even   Read more…

First Person: My Final “First Person”

10/30 | After 42 years as Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, Hershel Shanks will be retiring.   Read more…

The Terra Sancta Museum: A New Stop on the Via Dolorosa

10/30 | The Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City sits on the Via Dolorosa (“Way of Sorrow”), the path, according to tradition, that Jesus walked before his crucifixion. Three new wings   Read more…


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