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Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

01/28 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile?

01/27 | Was there really weeping from the Judahite exiles by the rivers of Babylon? New evidence suggests that life was actually pretty good for some Judahite deportees and their successors.   Read more…

King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

01/26 | For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an archaeological excavation.   Read more…

Heavy Rains Reveal Limestone Funerary Busts Near Beth Shean, Israel

01/23 | Heavy winter rains led to the discovery of a pair of rare specimens in Israel.   Read more…

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

01/22 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

What Did Gladiators Eat?

01/21 | A study published in PLOS ONE suggests that gladiators really did eat mostly plants and may have drunk an ash tonic as described by ancient authors.   Read more…

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

01/20 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

01/19 | For a people living in the diaspora, unable to visit the Jerusalem Temple frequently, what kept the memory and centrality of the Temple fresh in their minds? An intriguing stone   Read more…

First Person: Did the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon Actually Exist?

01/18 | Archaeologist Amihai Mazar contends that while the Biblical narratives were written hundreds of years after the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, they “retain memories of reality.”   Read more…

Tel Achzib in Arkansas Is Fake—And Everybody Knows It!

01/17 | Created by archaeologists at Harding University in Arkansas, the artificial site of Tel Achzib serves as a Biblical archaeology lab that introduces students to excavation technique and methodology.   Read more…


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