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Ancient Christianity as Reflected in Its Churches

11/04 | Vassilios Tzaferis reviews “Christians and Christianity, Vol. III & IV (Churches and Monasteries in Samaria and Northern Judea and Churches and Monasteries in Judea)” edited by Noga Carmin.   Read more…

Roman Curse Tablet Uncovered in Jerusalem’s City of David

10/31 | 1,700 years ago, a woman named Kyrilla had vengeance on the mind. A Roman-era curse tablet discovered in a mansion in Jerusalem’s City of David invokes four religious traditionsan attempt   Read more…

Gezer Excavations Uncover Previously Unknown Canaanite City

10/28 | Archaeologists excavating the famous ancient city of Gezer in Israel have discovered a previously unknown Late Bronze Age city at the site.   Read more…

Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation Be Recovered?

10/24 | James Tabor suggests that in the same way the basic apocalyptic texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have as their historical reference points the parties and politics of the mid-1st   Read more…

Bible Artifacts Found Outside the Trench: The Moabite Stone

10/24 | A product of archaeological looting, the Mesha Stele, or Moabite Stone, provides another example of the value of unprovenanced Biblical artifacts, that is, Bible artifacts found outside of a professional   Read more…

The Serendipities of Archaeological Travel with BAS

10/23 | Mark Wilson took BAS audiences through to Neolithic, Hebrew Bible and New Testament sites in Turkey after political circumstances prevented a trip to southeastern Turkey.   Read more…

Not Fit for a King?

10/23 | Two Israeli archaeologists suggest that Herod’s tomb from Herodium, on display at the Israel Museum, may not have belonged to the megalomaniac king.   Read more…

Bronze Age Collapse: Pollen Study Highlights Late Bronze Age Drought

10/22 | What caused the Bronze Age collapse? A recent study of pollen grains in sediment cores beneath the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea provides a new view of the   Read more…

John H. Hayes (1934–2013)

10/21 | John H. Hayes, a world-renowned Hebrew Bible scholar and Candler School of Theology professor emeritus at Emory University, died on July 11, 2013, at age 79.   Read more…

Israeli Court: Return the Jehoash Inscription

10/17 | This morning, the Israeli Supreme court ruled that the 15-line Jehoash Inscription be returned to collector Oded Golan in the latest twist in the “forgery trial of the century” saga.   Read more…


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