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Galatians 3:28—Neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor Free, Male and Female

01/15 | In her Biblical Views column in BAR, Biblical scholar Karin Neutel examines Paul’s vision for how we would live together in an ideal society.   Read more…

First Person: A Little Jot on a Jerusalem Column

01/14 | The Jerusalem Column is the first inscription from the Second Temple period where the full spelling of the Hebrew name of Jerusalem appears.   Read more…

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

01/13 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…

The Four-Room House: Typically Israelite?

01/12 | Are so-called four-room houses an infallible sign of Israelites’ presence just because many have been found at sites identified as Israelite? If you think they are, how do you avoid   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

01/11 | 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

01/10 | See a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.   Read more…

Errors in the Masoretes’ “Original” Hebrew Manuscripts of the Bible?

01/09 | The Hebrew Bible today differs from the Bible manuscripts of the first millennium B.C.E. How do we identify alterations? Learn why critical editions of the Bible are essential.   Read more…

What Does the Aegean World Have to Do with the Biblical World?

01/08 | What does the ancient Aegean world in the west have to do with the Biblical world in the east? Quite a lot, according to Aegean archaeology specialist Louise Hitchcock.   Read more…

Classical Corner: Phidias and Pericles: Hold My Wine

01/07 | One way we protect our things is to label them. Ancient Greeks were no different when it came to such practices, including two famous fifth-century B.C.E. Athenians.   Read more…

Anastylosis at Machaerus, Where John the Baptist Was Beheaded

01/06 | Győző Vörös details the restoration work taking place at Machaerus—giving archaeological context to the New Testament episode featuring Princess Salome and John the Baptist.   Read more…


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