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BAS Fellowships for 2018

06/01 | The Biblical Archaeology Society is now accepting applications for the 2018 Joseph Aviram, Yigael Yadin, and Hershel Shanks fellowships that allow scholars to attend the annual meetings of the American   Read more…

Israelite Psalms in an Egyptian Papyrus?

06/01 | Karel van der Toorn contends that three Israelite psalms appear in Papyrus Amherst 63—although only one is attested in the Bible.   Read more…

Who Are the Nephilim?

05/31 | Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

05/30 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

05/29 | Israeli scholar Yigal Levin’s article “Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem” in the July/August 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review examines the historical veracity of both the Egyptian Pharaoh’s account and   Read more…

Rock Giants in Noah

05/28 | Can the Book of Enoch shed light on Noah the movie? Ronald S. Hendel examines the flood story.   Read more…

Where Noah Landed?

05/27 | Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This group is looking to confirm the tradition that nearby Mt. Cudi (Judi   Read more…

Anna in the Bible

05/26 | Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous   Read more…

Evidence of Historical Blood Vengeance Found in Jerusalem Cave

05/25 | An archaeological survey in the hills of Jerusalem uncovered skeletal remains suggesting the earliest evidence of blood vengeance, researchers say.   Read more…

Israelite Kings Depicted in Ancient Art?

05/24 | Has archaeology uncovered portraits of two Israelite kings? One contender is on the famous Black Obelisk from Nimurd/Calah, but scholars differ about the identification. Another more recent candidate for an   Read more…


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