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Ancient Board Games in Biblical Gath

10/09 | Fragmentary finds of gaming boards, playing pieces, and knucklebones attest to the popularity of ancient board games in biblical Gath.   Read more…

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

10/07 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Infertility?

10/05 | Joel S. Baden and Candida R. Moss analyze the Biblical portrayal of infertility in the Biblical Views column “Reevaluating Biblical Infertility.”   Read more…

Jews in Roman Turkey

10/02 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

10/01 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

Second Temple Period Discoveries at Biblical Hebron

09/28 | Biblical Hebron, mentioned nearly 100 times in the Hebrew Bible, was a significant ancient city. Recent excavations have uncovered the town from the Second Temple period. Who lived here? Jewish,   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

09/26 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

09/25 | See a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.   Read more…

Jonah and the Whale

09/23 | The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day of Atonement. Why, of all   Read more…

Justinian Plague Linked to the Black Death

09/21 | Bacterial research has linked the Justinian Plague to the world’s most infamous affliction, the Black Death.   Read more…


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