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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…

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…

Babylonian Trigonometry Table: The World’s Oldest?

09/20 | According to a new interpretation of a 3,800-year-old clay tablet, the ancient Babylonians may have developed the first inklings of trigonometry more than a thousand years before Pythagoras, the namesake   Read more…

How Ancient Jews Dated Years

09/19 | During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and,   Read more…

Where Did the Temple Menorah Go?

09/18 | There is little doubt that the Temple Menorah was taken to Rome after the destruction of Jerusalem. However, Rome was sacked, and the Temple Menorah was looted. After disaster befell   Read more…

How Bad Was Jezebel?

09/17 | For more than two thousand years, Jezebel has been saddled with a reputation as the bad girl of the Bible, the wickedest of women. This ancient queen has been denounced   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology Society 2017 Publication Awards Winners

09/17 | The biennial BAS Publication Awards have been presented since 1985. See the 2017 winners!   Read more…


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